IRONABESHIMA KARAKUSA SAKURAMON TEZUKURIHYOTAN (Vase in the shape of gourd with Vines-coiled & Cherry Blossoms design) Nabeshima ware

  • IRONABESHIMA KARAKUSA SAKURAMON TEZUKURIHYOTAN (Vase in the shape of gourd with Vines-coiled & Cherry Blossoms design) Nabeshima ware
  • IRONABESHIMA KARAKUSA SAKURAMON TEZUKURIHYOTAN (Vase in the shape of gourd with Vines-coiled & Cherry Blossoms design) Nabeshima ware
  • IRONABESHIMA KARAKUSA SAKURAMON TEZUKURIHYOTAN (Vase in the shape of gourd with Vines-coiled & Cherry Blossoms design) Nabeshima ware
  • IRONABESHIMA KARAKUSA SAKURAMON TEZUKURIHYOTAN (Vase in the shape of gourd with Vines-coiled & Cherry Blossoms design) Nabeshima ware
  • IRONABESHIMA KARAKUSA SAKURAMON TEZUKURIHYOTAN (Vase in the shape of gourd with Vines-coiled & Cherry Blossoms design) Nabeshima ware
  • IRONABESHIMA KARAKUSA SAKURAMON TEZUKURIHYOTAN (Vase in the shape of gourd with Vines-coiled & Cherry Blossoms design) Nabeshima ware
  • IRONABESHIMA KARAKUSA SAKURAMON TEZUKURIHYOTAN (Vase in the shape of gourd with Vines-coiled & Cherry Blossoms design) Nabeshima ware
  • IRONABESHIMA KARAKUSA SAKURAMON TEZUKURIHYOTAN (Vase in the shape of gourd with Vines-coiled & Cherry Blossoms design) Nabeshima ware
  • IRONABESHIMA KARAKUSA SAKURAMON TEZUKURIHYOTAN (Vase in the shape of gourd with Vines-coiled & Cherry Blossoms design) Nabeshima ware

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Ceramic Feature

Ironabeshima Karakusa Sakuramon Tezukuri Hyotan (色鍋島唐草桜文手造り瓢箪)

This is a Nabeshima ware vase which Aoki-san has created.
Cherry blossom petals are elegantly painted on the window frame.
Traditional style of Imari ware.

Hyotan
It refers to a gourd.
Being shaped like a gourd fruit is often preferred.
It has been believed to be inhabited by divine spirits.

Iro Nabeshima (色鍋島)
- A porcelain vividly colored in red, green, and yellow of Nabeshima ware-

It refers to the skill of making colored porcelain.
Red, green, and yellow , those three colors are mainly used.
Traditional Japanese style geometry design, flowers, historic sites and others.

Colored porcelain made in the Nabeshima kiln is generally called iro-Nabeshima style.
It was Nabeshima-Hanyo which was founded as a directly managed business for Saga-Nabeshima domain.
A wide variety of ceramics are made such as ironabehsima, sometsuke and seiji as a gift to the lord.
In other words, a special works does not concern profitability.

It's said that the baked pottery in Mt. Okawachi were one of the excellent one in the mid-Edo period.
It's still passed down as a hidden treasure even today.
Kosen-gama has a workshop in Okawachi-cho.

Aoki-san also preserves the technique and works hard to make ceramics that's suitable for today's life.

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Artist Introduction

AOKI, Taeko

AOKI, Taeko

AOKI received the prize from minister of Economy Trade and Industry as ceramics painter. She paints elegant designs with a flower, especially cherry blossoms.

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Price:
¥418,000 JPY