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Nabeshima Kosen Kiln

Nabeshima Celadon Porcelain Woven Bamboo Plate

Nabeshima Celadon Porcelain Woven Bamboo Plate

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Experience the artistry and innovation of Japanese ceramics with the Nabeshima Celadon Porcelain Woven Bamboo Plate by the esteemed artisans of Nabeshima Kosen Kiln. Crafted from high-quality porcelain, the plate features a mesmerizing design of a woven bamboo basket, meticulously rendered in the captivating blue-green tones of Nabeshima celadon. The artistry is so lifelike, that you can almost imagine the feel of the textured bamboo against your fingertips.

This plate is a versatile piece that enhances your home in various ways. Its unique design makes it a conversation starter displayed on a shelf or tabletop, where its intricate motifs and timeless artistry will capture the eye. The plate's generous size and slightly raised rim make it perfect for serving various dishes, from appetizers and desserts to salads and main dishes. Whether used for everyday meals or special occasions, this plate adds a touch of sophistication and artistry to your table.

Detail

Size: Diameter 6.3in x H 0.9in / 16cm x 2.3cm
Material: Celadon Porcelain (Nabeshima-Ware)

Care & Use

  • Dishwasher safe - however handwashing recommended
  • Microwave safe
  • Please note that using metal scrubs or abrasive detergents may damage the surface
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Porcelain Loved By Lords, Reborn in the Modern Era

Nabeshima-ware, a name synonymous with exquisite Japanese porcelain, boasts a rich history deeply intertwined with the power and artistry of the Edo period (1603-1868). During this era, feudal lords held immense sway, and Nabeshima-ware emerged as a tangible expression of their prestige. The Saga Nabeshima clan, rulers of the Hizen region, established a unique "feudal kiln" specifically for crafting porcelain offerings for the Imperial Court and the Shoguns. Thirty-one of the most talented potters from the illustrious Arita ware tradition were brought together at Okawachiyama, aptly named the "home of secret kilns." Barriers were erected to ensure these master artisans and their exceptional techniques remained within the domain of the Nabeshima clan.

The resulting porcelain, Nabeshima-ware, transcended the realm of everyday pottery. Its creation wasn't driven by commercial interests; instead, it embodied the highest level of artistic achievement.  This exquisite porcelain, reserved solely for the elite, became a prized possession and a coveted diplomatic gift exchanged between feudal lords and the Shogun. Beyond its exclusivity, Nabeshima-ware is celebrated for its technical mastery and captivating design. The artistry and skill employed in its creation rivaled the finest ceramics produced anywhere in the world. Today, while no longer a domain kiln, Nabeshima-ware's legacy lives on. Modern potters continue to draw inspiration from its beauty, ensuring this remarkable chapter in Japanese porcelain history remains a source of fascination and artistic heritage.

Brand History

For over 300 years, the Kawazoe family, founders of the Kosen Kiln, honed their craftsmanship during the Edo period, initially working at the Nabeshima domain kilns. Through generations, they meticulously passed down their techniques, preserving the artistry of their forebears. In 1963, under the stewardship of Kawazoe Tameo, the kiln's master at the time, the pursuit of excellence reached new heights as he was acknowledged as a master of Nabeshima celadon porcelain. His fervent desire to democratize Nabeshima celadon ware spurred years of dedicated research into celadon glazes, culminating in a reinvigorated Nabeshima Kosen Kiln.

In 2004, the kiln underwent a transformative rebranding, emerging as the ‘Nabeshima Kosen Kiln’. This pivotal moment marked the company's evolution, accompanied by the introduction of a captivating series of tea utensils. Simultaneously, the visionary brand ‘KOSEN’ emerged, offering a contemporary reinterpretation of Nabeshima ware, blending tradition with modern sensibilities. With a steadfast commitment to 'establish Nabeshima-yaki culture', Nabeshima Kosen Kiln endeavors to preserve and perpetuate inherited techniques and cultural heritage, ensuring a legacy that transcends generations.