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Ironabeshima Kakine Sakura Gosun Kodaisara (色鍋島垣根桜五寸高台皿)
This is the Nabeshima ware crafted by AOKI, Taeko (青木妙子).
It is one of the characteristics of Imari ware.
"Sakura" is one of the flowers that represent Japan, so it's great as a gift in all seasons.
Height : 4.5 cm
Diameter : 5.8 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.