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Ironabeshima Ogimon Shakusansun Sara (色鍋島扇文尺三寸皿)
This is a Nabeshima ware dish which Aoki-san has created.
It's suitable for display the plate, such as in the alcove, living room and entryway.
Design of ogi
Three folding fans are placed with many of patterns painted including the peony.
The design may belong to purely Japanese style apart from Chinese and Korean influence.
Turning this plate upside down, there are blue color flowers and leaves hand-painted.
The skill of sometsuke, and the process of Japanese "damu" is done.
Aoki-san has completed the work by applying paint over and over again.
The beauty made from damu's work is said to be the best in Japan.
Shaku and sun are traditional measurement of length in Japan.
1 shaku = 30 centimeters
1 sun = 3 centimters
40 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 : 5 cm
Diameter : 40 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.