Saga Prefecure traditional crafts Arita/Imari tableware tea and coffee cups
Arita-yaki (Imari-yaki) has the longest history as the Japanese porcelain. Before the Arita ceramic, there was the pottery (earthware) only around the country. The porcelain has attracted the people in not only the small island but also the other countries.
When it comes to the Arita ware, the decorative plates and vase have been famous. Or the Japanese tea set and sake cups. It gives the image of “traditional Japanese tableware” anyway.
But the traditional craft doesn’t stop its walking. For dealing with the change of the lifestyle of the Japanese people, we could find the Western tableware in Arita-yaki.
And the craftsmen became to create the Arita ware products which have the modern appearance. Fujii Kinsai is one of the most attracting Arita ware craftsman in these days.
Arita (Imari) ware crartman Fujii Kinsai
Fujii Kinsai was born in 1976 at Arita (Saga Prefecture) 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.
Fujii Kinsai’s Arita porcelain coffee cups
*All of the products are with the wooden box.
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The pattern of Smilax china is on the white porcelain. Somenishiki is the coloring technique which combines Iroe (coloring with the various colors) and Sometsuke (blue coloring).
Tianmu is the name of the black glaze. And Kinsai’s unique technique of the platinum coloring makes it more luxurious.
The Tianmu coffee cup colored with Kinsai’s gold. The surface is matt finished surface just like the platinum.
Lucky Mt. Fuji
Cinnabar is one of the Japanese traditional colors. Mt. Fuji and crane are the symbols of the fortune.
The refined green is really bright. The lucky patterns are suitable for the happy gift.
Gold Cherry Blossoms
The coloring is the true worth of Fujii Kinsai. The gold has a captivate brilliance but not too much.
The pair of the same Smilax china pattern.
The pair of black platinum and gold.
Lucky Mt. Fuji
The pair of cinnabar color.
The pair of green color.
The pair of cinnabar and green.
If you look for the Japanese tea cups (yunomi) for a gift, check the page of “Japanese Imari ceramic tea cups by Fujii Kinsai“.