Hataman Touen Iro-Nabeshima Morning Glory Imari Nabeshima Ware Long Wind Bell
This wind bell has a beautiful morning glory design in the Iro-Nabeshima (colored Nabeshima) style on beautiful white porcelain. The painting emphasizes the blue color to create a sense of coolness.
The Japanese morning glory is a summer flower, introduced from China in the Nara period (c. 710-794). The name "Asa-gao(Morning-face)" is said to have originated from its characteristic of blooming early in the morning, and was compared to "the face of a morning beauty."
Iro-Nabeshima has traditional rules, consisting of one color for Sometsuke (Gosu) and three colors for Akae (red, yellow, and green). After outlines are drawn in gosu, red, "kibi" (yellow), and "moe" (green) overglaze painting is applied to the inside. Although it appears that many colors are used, in fact only three colors are used for overglaze painting, a characteristic of Iro-Nabeshima, and its beauty is considered the pinnacle of Japanese porcelain.
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.
Check the strings connecting the wind chime, clapper, and paper strip for looseness before use. If they are loose, tie them tightly.
- Dimension:[Wind Bell] D7.7cm(3in) x H7.8cm(3.1in) /[Clapper]5.9cm(2.3in)x H2.2cm(0.9in)/[Strip of paper]4.9cm(1.9in)x H18.4cm(7.2in)
- Material: Porcelain
- Origin: Made in Japan - Imari Nabeshima Ware
- Brand: Hataman Touen
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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.View more Nabeshima Series
"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.
lovely design and tone
The wind bell tone is very light and came beautifully wrapped together with the Goldfish wind bell. Thank you Musubi Kiln.
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! We hope the Wind Bell makes your days a little more special. We are looking forward to your next visit!
I purchased this as a gift for someone special but after opening the box in error, I decided to keep it and use the other bell as the gift. I now have to find the perfect place to hang it ... probably over my baby grand piano.
Thank you for choosing our products as gifts! Sorry to hear that you accidentally opened the box, but glad you liked it. We hope the wind bell makes your days a little more special!