Arita Porcelain Cinnabar Square Vase
Very simple yet beautiful look lines are hand painted by Imari craftsman.
- Dimension: D 3.15in x H 8in
- Porcelain - Arita Porcelain
- Made in Japan
Arita porcelain is the name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita. Arita Porcelain roots date back to 1616 when Sanpei Lee discovered porcelain stones in the Arita region and began production of the first Arita porcelain pieces. They were exported to Europe extensively between the second half of the 17th century and the first half of the 18th century. The craftsmanship, production, drawing techniques, and unique designs with 400 years of history, continues to make Arita porcelain number one in Japan.
In 1972, Shinemon I, born Shinichiro, started the Shinemon Kiln, aspiring to create large-sized ceramics, which was uncommon at the time. At the beginning, he applied sometsuke technique to his large ceramics, 2 to 3 feet in height, drawing patterns in deep-blue underglaze on a white background. His focus, however, gradually shifted to yohen technique, where unexpected colours and patterns emerge in the course of firing, depending on the chemical composition of the glaze. His encounter with cinnabar, in particular, would have a tremendous effect on the future of the Shinemon Kiln. Today, the Shinemon Kiln mainly creates yohen ware, using glazes such as ruby-red cinnabar and crystal glaze, and, with the slogan of “brilliance of form, amazing effect of glaze,” boasts its yusai technique with layers of different glazes fusing together to create beautiful gradation of colours.