Kakusho Kiln Flower and Birds Bellflower Rim Mikawachi Ware Plate 8.7in
This Flower and Birds Bellflower Rim Plate is a splendid piece showcasing the artistry of hand-painted blue drawings on fine durable Mikawachi porcelain. The rim is made in the shape of petals of bellflowers and the dynamic curves of branches are a sign of sophistication. As the flowers and leaves elegantly sprout across the plate, charming blue birds add more life.
The shades of blue display an exquisite gradation, painted carefully by skilled craftspeople using brushes soaked in cobalt pigment, allowing the dye to flow naturally onto the porcelain. The dye "sinks" into the clay creating a gentle and soft shade of blue. The outlines are drawn swiftly with precision and care using soft and fine brushes along the contours of the flowers and leaves.
These hand-painted blue paintings will certainly enhance the presentation of your dish. Be it for sushi, sashimi or tempura, you can enjoy the serenity and elegance of Japanese blue and white porcelain with this plate.
Mikawachi, located in the current Nagasaki Prefecture, is a historical region known for its Sometsuke porcelain ware. Historically, its kilns served the lordship of the Hirado Domain. Compared to Arita ware, Mikawachi ware's Sometsuke features a softer, gentler shade of blue, renowned for its intricately detailed paintings.
Kakusho Kiln is one of the prestigious kilns that served the lordship of Hirado Domain, and values the elegant beauty and gracefulness in the balance between white porcelain and fine blue paintings. Their craftspeople are skilled in the use of the gentle shades of blue characteristic of Mikawachi ware, and enhances its presence with the beauty of white porcelain.
Dimension: D22cm(8.7in) x H3cm(1.2in)
Origin: Made in Japan - Mikawachi Ware
Brand: Kakusho Kiln
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ABOUT KAKUSHYO KILN
A historically presitigious kiln which used to serve the lordship of Hirado Domain in the Edo Period (1600 CE-1867 CE). Kakusho Kiln has passed on the traditional art of Blue and White for more than 300 years.The light-weight and elegant porcelain smooth to the touch. The soft and gentle shade of blue kind to the eye.View more Items
ABOUT MIKAWACHI WARE
Mikawachi Ware, also known as Hirado Ware, is a pottery made in Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. Known for its translucent white porcelain, it was highly popular in Europe during the trend toward Japanese crafts in the West in the 20th century. Mikawachi Ware is remarkable for its delicate modeling techniques that push the limits of porcelain, such as openwork and relief carving, and for its beautiful painting that looks like a single piece of art.View more Mikawachi ware
I love this plate, it is beautiful. I lived in Japan twice and collected so many hand painted dishes. I was so lucky to visit Arita and got to see the artists painting the porcelain at Gen Emon. This plate is very well painted and is very shiny. Love it!I lived in Kakinokizaka and Nakane in Meguro Ku.
I just received it yesterday. I will use it as a small serving dish.
Thank you for sharing your story and wonderful review with us. We feel very proud to receive such praise from you, so familiar with Japanese culture. We look forward to your next visit to our store and Japan sometime!