Mashiko pottery, Moomin, amabro
Quiet sign of winter, Illustrations of Moomin on Mashiko pottery
[amabro]MOOMIN MASHIKO POTTERY -GLAZE-
- Our original set
- Exclusive gift box
- With Japanese description
- With English description
Illustrations by Tove Jansson on Mashiko pottery
Dear all fans of amabro × Moomin, here are the new arrivals of this series!
Mashiko pottery plates join to Moomin series from amabro.
How about having a slow café time with stylish Moomin tableware?
On “MASHIKO POTTERY -GLAZE-” series, the Moomin illustrations in novels are expressed.
Pictures of Moomin have quiet mood of Nordic winter. That unique atmosphere suits well with simple Mashiko pottery.
Please enjoy the cuts by Tove Jansson and simple taste of Mashiko pottery.
Moomin goods from amabro satisfy Moomin collectors. Cool Moomin items would be great gifts for your important person.
Stylish 5 types of Mashiko pottery plates of Moomin
Amabro offers 5 kinds of “MASHIKO POTTERY -GLAZE-.” Craftsmen glaze traditional glazes of Mashiko pottery “Nukajiro”, “Seiji” and “Kaki” to each plate with a special skill “Kakenagashi.” We can see the Kakenagashi skill at the bottom half of the plates. Beautiful Moomin plates can be cool home decor, too.
MASHIKO POTTERY -GLAZE- “Nukajiro”
On “Nukajiro” plate, the illustration is from “Moominland Midwinter” published in 1957.
Little My enjoys ice skating, but the ice start to break. Moomintroll goes to help her. The cut is a scene that Moomintroll falls down into icy sea by mistake after he helped Little My.
Bottom half of the plate is glazed by “Nukajiro” glaze which is a traditional glaze of Mashiko pottery. Nukajiro glaze is made of ash of burned chaff. The glaze becomes white after baking.
MASHIKO POTTERY -GLAZE- “Seiji”
On “Seiji” plate, the illustration is from “Moominsummer Madness” published in 1954.
Flood falls on Moomin Valley. The cut is a scene when Moomin characters walk on the way to Moomin House by a ship.
Bottom half of the plate is glazed by “Seiji” glaze which is a traditional glaze of Mashiko pottery. Seiji glaze is made of Nukajiro glaze and copper. The glaze becomes beautiful blue after baking.
MASHIKO POTTERY -GLAZE- “Kaki”
On “Kaki” plate, the illustration is from “Finn Family Moomintroll” published in 1948.
Moomintroll and his friends see Hattifatteners off from the island in the dawn.
Bottom half of the plate is glazed by “Kaki” glaze which is a traditional glaze of Mashiko pottery. Kaki glaze is made of powder of Ashinuma stone which is produced in Mashiko town. The glaze becomes quiet brown after baking.
MASHIKO POTTERY -GLAZE- “Gosu”
On “Gosu” plate, the illustration is also from “Moominland Midwinter.”
It is the time when Moomintroll see snow at the first time of his life. When he walks around the bathing house, the first snow of the year falls.
Whole plate is glazed with clear blue glaze “Gosu”. Bottom half of the plate is glazed with “Nukajiro” glaze with Kakenagashi skill.
MASHIKO POTTERY -GLAZE- “Ame”
On “Ame” plate, the illustration is from “Moominland Midwinter”, too.
The cut is a flashback when Snufkin came back from a journey.
Whole plate is glazed with clear amber glaze “Ame”. Bottom half of the plate is glazed with “Nukajiro” glaze with Kakenagashi skill.
What is Mashiko pottery?
Mashiko ware is a pottery produced in Mashiko town of Haga county in Tochigi prefecture. Mashiko pottery started its history in 1853. It is said that Keizaburo Ootsuka opened kiln after his training of Kasama ware in Ibaraki. Mashiko town produced great pottery clay that is good with glaze. Also, Mashiko town is near Tokyo. Therefore, the town became prosperous as a producing area of daily necessities such as water jars, bowls and dobin teapots.
In 1924, a potter Shouji Hamada moved in Mashiko. He promoted Mingei (National Art) Movement. Mingei Movement discovers “beauty of daily use” in the handicrafts which are used in daily life.
In Mashiko pottery, craftsmen started to produce flower vase, utensils for tea ceremony and tableware. In the big wave of Mingei Movement, the charms of Mashiko pottery spread to all over Japan.
Now, Mashiko pottery produce modern items with new skill or design for today’s lifestyle. Stylish and daily-use Mashiko pottery is getting more and more attention.
Mashiko pottery plates of Moomin are bigger than other Moomin plates
If you like amabro × Moomin series, you already check Arita ware and Kutani ware. In fact, each plate is different in size.
Arita ware plates of Moomin are 135mm in diameter. Kutani ware plates of Moomin are 130mm, and Mashiko ware of Moomin are 155mm.
Mashiko plates are useful size as individual plates. Cute Moomin plates work for daily meals to tea time.
Pursuit of amabro, respect the world of novels
Set of 5 plates of MASHIKO POTTERY -GLAZE- is within beautiful box with gold glitter. It is an elegant square box.
If you know other series of Moomin, you may think “box for Arita ware or Kutani ware are cute box of Moomin House. But why not for Mashiko pottery plates?” The reason is the pursuit of amabro who respect the world of Moomin.
Moomin house is famous for its peaked roof. In fact, this style is known in anime and picture books of Moomin, but no description of house is written in novels. Amabro decides not to use Moomin House box to respect the world of novels by Tove Jansson.
Stylish exclusive box is a point that we can see the passion of amabro for collaboration with Moomin.
Recommended for collectors of mugs from ARABIA
Have you already checked the Moomin mug of ARABIA in 2018?
Every winter, ARABIA produce Moomin mug. It catches great attention from all Moomin lovers in the world.
The illustration for 2018 mug is, it is coincident, but same as the cut of Mashiko pottery plate “Gosu.” How about using mug of ARABIA with the plate of Mashiko pottery?
Send Moomin × Mashiko pottery plates as gifts? Leave it to Japan Design Store
MASHIKO POTTERY -GLAZE- is recommended for gifts as well as rewards for yourself. Cute Moomin plates are great wedding gifts, housewarming gifts, or birthday gifts. Mashiko pottery plates of Moomin are stylish tableware for Moomin lovers. Great presents for Moomin lovers.
If you would like to send Mashiko pottery plates of Moomin as gifts, please leave it to Japan Design Store. We offer stylish gift wrappings for your important gifts. You can choose Japanese traditional Noshi wrapping, too. If you want a cute gift wrapping, we recommend “Japanese Ume-Mizuhiki” option.
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Quiet sign of winter, Illustrations of Moomin on Mashiko pottery
[amabro] Unique illustrations of novels of Moomin become a plate. Cute Moomin characters by Tove Jansson are expressed on plates of Mashiko pottery. Simple Mashiko pottery plates have quiet sign of winter.
Moomin friends in SOMETSUKE of Arita ware
[amabro] In traditional world of Sometsuke of Arita porcelain, Moomin appears! Moomin characters are painted in gently blue paintings on the underglaze blue porcelain. Cute friends of Moominvalley make us happy. Please also look at the delicate drawing of nature.
Moomin world meets Japan Kutani
[amabro]Unique collaboration with Japanese traditional Kutani ware with worldwide famous character Moomin. Kutani plates set of traditional 5 colors are elegant Moomin goods for adult. Please enjoy original world of amabro.
- * We cannot offer Japanese paper wrapping bag for this product since it is bigger than the bag.
- * All the products are handmade by traditional craftsmen. Please enjoy different individualities of each product.
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