Hataman Touen White Carp Streamer Nabeshima Ware Small Box

JPY ¥24,000

Only 2 pieces in stock!

This fish-shaped small container with gold decoration is from Hataman Touen of Imari Nabeshima Ware. Imari Nabeshima ware has long been appreciated as a "Hare (special day)" vessel because of its opulence and beauty.

Carp has long been loved as a lucky fish in Japan. Every year on May 5, we celebrate "Tango-no Sekku", an occasion honoring the growth of children, and the decoration of "Koinobori" (carp streamer), large pieces of cloth painted in the shape of carp, are hung high outdoors and appear to swim in the wind, a well-known traditional sight in Japan.

This is originally made as small containers to hold incense, they were mainly used in tea rooms for scenting and welcoming guests. In addition, they come in a variety of shapes and are popular for appreciation, and the lidded box allows them to be used in many other ways.

It can be displayed as an interior decoration, or used to hold accessories or small snacks. For example, you can display it on celadon plates and lacquered stands, or put appetizers or chocolates in it to lift your spirits.

The shape is unique and three-dimensional, and the traditional Japanese design of "Seigaiha" (wave crest) pattern is stylishly depicted on it. Each piece is carefully painted by the craftsmen of Hataman Touen, who have inherited the exquisite techniques of Nabeshima ware. Even the tip of the tail is painted with care. Also, this white colored carp is both refreshing and elegant, and at the same time, it is easy to coordinate with any color of vessels.

The container comes with a sophisticated black box with Hataman logo that is a perfect gift for those who have a passion for interior design and culinary delights.


  • Dimension3cm(1.2in) x 11cm(4.3in) x H3.5cm(1.4in)
  • Material: Porcelain 
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Imari Nabeshima Ware
  • Brand: Hataman Touen

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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"Bone from an unparalleled history and tradition"

Hataman Touen is a company that aims to "create a new Nabeshima" along with passing on the history and traditional craft of Imari Nabeshima ware, which has continued for 370 years.

Based on the belief that "traditional crafts can only be inherited if they are closely connected to daily life," the company offers tableware that enriches the spirit and sensibility in accordance with modern lifestyles.


Imari Nabeshima Ware

Nabeshima ware is a porcelain ware produced by the Nabeshima domain kiln, which was established in 1628 by 31 selected potters in the Arita and Imari areas (Saga Prefecture) as a project directly managed by the Saga Nabeshima domain in the early Edo period.

For about 250 years until the abolition of the domain in 1871, the Nabeshima ware, which could only be used by shoguns and feudal lords, continued to produce porcelain masterpieces such as "Iro-Nabeshima (colored Nabeshima)", "Sometsuke" and celadon porcelain, and others as masterpieces of the finest quality. Later, the kilns became private kilns, and new potters joined to create the present Imari Nabeshima ware.