Hataman Touen

Hataman Touen inherits the rich history and techniques of Imari Nabeshima ware, a tradition spanning 370 years, while embracing the spirit of Japanese culture that enriches the heart and soul. They aim to embody Japanese aesthetics in a modern context and share their story and products with the world.

About Hataman Touen

The Hizen Nabeshima Clan's official kiln has been located in Okawachiyama, Imari City, Saga Prefecture since the late 17th century, where high-quality Imari Nabeshima ware has been produced as gifts for the shogunate and the Imperial Court. Hataman Touen was founded in 1926, at the dawn of the Showa period (1926-1989), in this area known as the "home of secret kilns" and boasting techniques that are still unknown to the public.

For about 90 years, the company, started under the name "Manshogama" by the first generation, Mantaro Hataishi, has been actively engaged in the development of new products and technological innovation while carefully preserving and passing on the techniques of the kiln.

In the 1990s, Masatsugu Shinji, the current president and fourth generation, developed Hina dolls, objets d'art, and perfume bottles. The porcelain's ease of handling and the delicate painting that expresses the beauty of Japan's natural environment made it popular.

Today, together with his son, Shuji, who is the next-generation leader of the company, he is working hard to create a new generation of Nabeshima ware, actively collaborating with famous companies such as BEAMS and NIKE, and pursuing a new "aesthetic sense" that is in line with the times.

Series

Moist Series

The traditional technique of Nabeshima ware is characterized by a pale blue color reminiscent of the morning of the Okawachiyama in a light mist. Hataman has taken on the challenge of creating a new expression of celadon porcelain, and has created matte-textured "moist" series with a sandblasted finish. The moist texture is very smooth to the touch, and the fresh green gradation gives a cool and refreshing feeling.

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Nabeshima Series

The aesthetic style that Nabeshima ware has carefully maintained as a traditional rule since the Edo Period is composed of one "Sometsuke" color (blue) and three "Aka-e" colors (red, yellow, and green). Those painted in only blue color are classified as "Sometsuke" style. The extremely fine, carefully drawn lines and the light gradations that are repeatedly layered within them create a dignified appearance. The traditional patterns of Nabeshima, which were offered to the nobility, are designed in a sophisticated manner, yet with a sense of glamour.

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