Kakusho Kiln Raspberry Mikawachi Ware Plate 7.5in

USD $56

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The harmony between white porcelain and blue paintings is the beauty of this Mikawachi ware plate. Two raspberry branches painted in flowing, fine lines are superbly composed, and the small round raspberry berries gracefully match the sharpness of the leaves and branches.

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. 

This plate has a larger surface of white than a fully painted plate, so it goes well with appetizers and small dishes as it gives a slight accent to the presentation of the dish. The size makes it a perfect item to be placed at individual settings for a traditional Japanese meal. 

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 enhance its presence with the beauty of white porcelain. 


  • Quantity: 1
  • DimensionD19cm(7.5in) x H2.5cm(1in)
  • Material: Porcelain 
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Mikawachi Ware
  • Brand: Kakusho Kiln

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