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Why don’t you present the traditional Imari craftsman Fujii Kinsai’s tea utensils for a gift?
A special tea bowl made by an expert workman is more than a tea utensil to drink Matcha. As one of the art object, it delights your eyes.
Imari (Arita) ware, the first porcelain in Japan, has about 400 years history.
Fujii Kinsai inherits the traditional craftsmanship of Imari ware and continues to make a new and creative porcelain. He invented his original coloring technique with platinum and gold.
For the Matcha bowl, he pursued not only the beautiful appearance but also the great touch and usability. It is best for a gift too!
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Fujii Kinsai was born in 1976 at Arita City the home of the Japanese porcelain. The character of the locality made him aim to be the traditional Imari potter.
Then he studied under the Living National Treasure Inoue Manji. Kinsai later also learned from the potters of the best. While He acquired the traditional techniques of making Imari (Arita) ware, he tried to take a modern style into his works.
He won the many prizes of ceramic art exhibition when he was about twenty. Today, he holds the exhibitions around the country. His master Inoue Manji highly appreciates his techniques including the original coloring with platinum and gold.
Dyeing Brocade Coloring of Platinum and Gold
Deying Brocade Coloring with platinum or gold is Kinsai’s original coloring technique for Imari ware. He paints a white porcelain burned at 1300 ℃ with platinum or gold.
Matcha bowls of Fujii Kinsai (Fujii Nishikiayakama) Imari ware
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Gold Matcha bowls
These two golden Matcha bowls have the picture of the cherry blossoms. One is deep in color and the other is light.
Fuji means a Japanese wisteria.
White and blue Matcha bowls
Nabeshima style Arita ware. It is the design of Indian ink painting.
Nabeshima style. Red cherry blossoms.
Nabeshima style with the red hydrangea.
The ivy arabesque is one of the traditional Japanese pattern. Nabeshima style.
A goldfish is regarded as a lucky fish in Asia. Nabeshima style.
The Matcha bowl with Chinese style painting. Colored with only indigo (Sometsuke) on the white porcelain.
The Simple white Imari porcelain. It express the beauty just with the figure and lines.
Ptatinum Matcha bowls
Platinum colored with the flower of Clematis florida (“iron wire Hanae” is the wrong translation).
The Matcha bowl colored with platinum. The picture is the thistle.
The vivid kudzu flower and leaves.
The autumn flowers and grasse.
It is the tea bowl with the design of the cherry blossoms and the Japanese traditional pattern Seigaiha. Seigaiha is the wave of the sea. Japanese people regard it as a peaceful life.
Water jugs of Fujii Kinsai (Fujii Nishikiayakama) Imari ware
The water jug with the cherry blossoms picture.
The colorful flowers and leaves are a Japanese wisteria.
The flower of Clematis florida (“iron wire Hanae” is the wrong translation).
The design of Seigaiha Pattern and cherry blossoms show the eternity and moment at the same time.