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【Japanese Table ware Mino ware Blue-glazed grapes small bowl 2 pcs】

The deep blue glaze brings out the presence of this vivid small bowl

The grape patterns drawn on the bowl bring out the Persian blue's vividness even more and brings out its presence.
Blue-glazed ceramics use copper as the coloring agent to make it blue and is the oldest in Western Asia, dating back to the third century (B.C.). Persian blue is the oldest in history among Persian ceramics for the people of the desert. It is compared to the Mother Caspian Sea and has been preferred as the symbol of life with its holy colors. The Sixth Kobe Kiln, the living national treasure Takuo Sato worked on blue glaze from early on and is now a famous glaze of the Kobe Kiln.

■Color: Blue
■Size: D12.5cm x H4.5cm
■Material: Ceramics
■Production site: type: Ichinokura, Tajimishi, Gifu Prefecture/Kobe Kiln/Mino Ware
■Fancy box (paper box)

【Jet Black Glaze Plates】

The deep blue glaze brings out the presence of this colorful plate

It can be used as tableware, but the plate is also useful as a decorative tray or table decoration. It is a diamond-shaped candy plate measuring 19.5cm horizontally and 13.5cm vertically.

■Color: Blue
■Size: W19.5cm × D13.5cm × H2.5cm
■Weight: 330g in box
■Material: Ceramics
■Production site: type: Ichinokura, Tajimishi, Gifu Prefecture/Kobe Kiln/Mino Ware
■Fancy box (paper box)
The pottery started in 1804. It is a Miwa Ware pottery based in Ichinokura, Tajimishi, Gifu Prefecture and is presided by Kobe Kato the Seventh.
The pottery received two stars in the 2009 and 2011 Japan travel guide, “Michelin Green Guide Japan.”
The Kobe Kiln started in 1804 in the late Edo period by Kobe Kato the first. It opened in Ichinokurago, Minonokuni, known as a production site of sake cups. Shortly after, the pottery was selected exclusively to deliver dyed tableware to the Edo Castle Keep and Nishiomaru, becoming known as the famous pottery of Mino Ware. The second in line worked on excellent dyed works that were flowing and elaborate. The third in line focused on the Xuande dyes from China. The fifth Kobe inherited the craftsman oriented fourth. He produced various masterpieces using various Chinese ceramic methods, including blue glaze, gold-painted porcelain, blue and white ceramics, red painting on ceramics, and dark glaze (tenmoku). Also, He used other methods from Kenzan and Yi Dynasty. He built the foundation of Kobe Kiln. The Sixth Takuo Kato (1917-2005) studied for many years to revive the techniques of Persian ceramics and Shosoinsansai. He created works merging tradition and originality, including lusterware, blue glaze, Sansai, and Persian color painting. He became the living national treasure from these accomplishments. Currently presiding Kobe Kato the Seventh works on a wide range of styles, including original modern styles as well as Momoyama pottery and Persian Ceramics. Currently, under Kobe the Seventh's instructions, about twenty veteran craftsmen are working on distinguished Japanese tableware.

Kobe Kato the Seventh
Born in 1945
Graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts in 1968 and received the top award in Asahi Ceramics Exhibition
Received the special prize at Nitten in 1969
Succeeded the name Kobe the Seventh in 1995
Mino Ware

Mino Ware is a general term to refer to ceramics created in some parts of the Tono region in Gifu Prefecture (Tokishi, Tajimishi, Mizunamishi, Kanishi). In 1978, it was designated to be the traditional craftwork by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (the current Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry.
It originated from Sue Ware, and many types of pottery were produced from the Heian period to the Muromachi period. The development was noticeable, especially in the Momoyama period, because of the tea ceremony's popularity. Colorful pottery using glazes such as Setoguro, Kiseto, Shino, and Oribe.
Fifteen types of Mino Ware are designated as the traditional craftwork. The points to notice are their pale colors, the materials' soft texture, and the glaze finish.
Traditional craftwork refers to crafts work designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry for craftwork that meets criteria including, it is used for daily life, main parts of the manufacturing process is done by hand, the manufacturing method uses traditional technology and techniques, as well as raw material, region and manufacturer criteria.


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