Brand: Hataman Touen
Manufacturer of Nabeshima ware in Imari, Saga Prefecture. They focus on new innovative discoveries while simultaneously carrying on traditional techniques such as "iro-e" (painting). One of their ingenious inventions includes the "Cuir" series, featuring porcelain surfaces that mimic the texture of leather.
Japanese Crafts Online Media: KOGEI STANDARD
A generic term for the high-quality porcelain produced in kilns operated by the Nabeshima clan between the 17th and 19th centuries. At that time it was manufactured as gifts for the shogun and feudal lords because of its outstanding quality and artistry. Its distinctive original style, which has been carried on to this day, is known simply as Nabeshima style, and includes “Iro Nabeshima” (colored Nabeshima), “Nabeshima sometsuke” (blue-and-white Nabeshima), “Ai Nabeshima” (Indigo Nabeshima), and “Nabeshima celadon.”