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Ironabeshima Yukiwamon Sara (色鍋島雪輪文皿)
This is a Nabeshima ware dish which Aoki-san has created.
Vines-coiled designs are all hand-painted.
Various patterns within the frame.
Design of yukiwa
A pattern from the shape of snowflakes.
The outlines of hexagonal snowflakes are connected with curved lines.
It shows a heart that admires nature by Japanese people.
Shaku and sun are traditional measurement of length in Japan.
1 shaku = 30 centimeters
1 sun = 3 centimters
30 centimeters in diameter.
Comes with a plate stand like the photo above.
The dish is also good for decoration in the room.
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.
Height : 4.5 cm
Diameter : 30 cm
AOKI received the prize from minister of Economy Trade and Industry as ceramics painter. She paints elegant designs with a flower, especially cherry blossoms.