Kosen Kiln Medaka Rice Fish Imari Nabeshima Ware Tumbler
Enjoy the graceful natural blue-green luster of celadon with this stylish tumbler from Kosen Kiln.
With its translucent glaze on the blue-jade hue of celadon, a tranquil atmosphere emanates from its glossy exterior, like the calm surface of a glistening pond. And adorning the surface of the tumbler are Medaka rice fishes which are depicted with such realism that they look as though they are actually suspended in water. Each fish is hand painted using brushes of differing thickness to draw the detailed designs. Three small dots give movement to the fish and add a delicate touch to the design.
The vertical white lines create a "Tokusa" pattern on the surface which is a traditional pattern that symbolizes the wish for growth and prosperity.
The tumbler is designed narrower towards the bottom making it easy to hold and the smooth soft texture of porcelain has a comforting feel. It is perfect for serving cold tea or beer, especially during the warm weather. To enjoy the elegant hue of celadon, serve cold water or "Shochu (Japanese distilled spirits)" with ice.
The Medaka Rice Fish series also includes plates and bowls that can be coordinated with this tumbler to give your tabletop a unified theme. This tumbler is set in a durable paper box labeled with the name of the kiln on Washi paper making it a perfect item as a gift.
Nabeshima Kosen Kiln specializes in products that use three techniques that are characteristic of Nabeshima ware: Iro-Nabeshima, Sometsuke, and celadon. The company's founder, Tameo Kawasoe, has long studied celadon porcelain with a strong desire to make Nabeshima celadon ware available to as many people as possible.
The current third generation, Takahiko Kawasoe, has a vision of "establishing Nabeshima culture" and began research and development of celadon from a different perspective from that of his grandfather. The kiln is working daily with the hope that the future of Nabeshima ware will be enriched 100 years from now.
- Quantity: 1 cup
- Dimension: D7.5cm(3.0in) x H12cm(4.7in)
- Material: Porcelain
- Capacity: 180ml(6.1oz)
- Origin: Made in Japan - Imari Nabeshima ware
- Brand: Kosen Kiln
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Nabeshima Kosen Kiln
Nabeshima Kosen Kiln specializes in products that use a variety of the three techniques that are characteristic of Nabeshima ware: Iro-Nabeshima, Sometsuke, and celadon. The company's founder, Tameo Kawasoe, has long studied celadon porcelain with a strong desire to make Nabeshima celadon ware available to as many people as possible.
The current third generation, with a vision of "establishing Nabeshima culture," began research and development of celadon from a different perspective from that of his grandfather. The kiln is working daily with the hope that the future of Nabeshima ware will be enriched 100 years from now.
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.
These 2 cups perfectly match the 2 small bowls we have with the same koi design. Beautifully hand-painted.
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I received my Kosen Kiln Rice Fish Imari Nabeshima Ware tumbler today. The package was well packed and the tumbler came its own box beautifully wrapped with a Furoshki. The tumbler was a surprise with beautiful of blue and the fish detail at the lower part of the tumbler. Very happy with the purchase. Musubi Kiln shipped it very fast with FedEx.
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