Nagasaki [Ceramics] HASAMI Yaki (Porcelain)

Categories
Art / Traditional crafts
Area
Kyushu Nagasaki
Shops
Japan Traditional Crafts Aoyama Square
Update date
2020-11-26

At the end of the 16th century, the feudal lord of the Omura clan accompanied Toyotomi Hideyoshi on a campaign to the Korean Peninsula. On his return, he brought back some Korean artisans who started producing pottery in Hasami.
By the beginning of the 17th century, porcelain cups, plates and containers, including sake flasks, were also being produced. Among the items produced, the heavily over-glazed teacups were particularly popular with patrons riding in boats along Osaka’s piers.

Hasami Yaki is unique in its degree of detail, and its cobalt blue motifs and translucent porcelain set it apart. It is also reasonably priced, and its designs have been adapted over the years to a great variety of pieces, from the traditional to the exceptionally modern.

HASAMI Yaki (Porcelain) (details page)

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