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Kunitani Plates, Higanbana, Robe Japonica

Written by Thierry Lamoine

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Posted on October 12 2020

AZMAYA Kunitani Small Plates

                      

A pattern that looks charming, floating in a small smooth dish of white porcelain. A small dish made from the famous pottery of porcelain from the Edo period ·Kutani-yaki's small kiln uses the domestic stone that can be collected in Komatsu city, Ishikawa prefecture called Hanasaka pottery. The shape of the dish is modeled on the old 5 - inch dish produced by Kutani.

And the reason for the pattern which was printed in the middle is because it is based on antique rubber stamps sold in French flea market. The pattern was first made in a plaster mold, printed on the centre of the dish prior to firing, and then a blue pigment, was poured and baked with a glaze.

   Dimensions: φ11cm
   Material: Porcelain

Place of origin: Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

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Robe Japonica

While walking on the backstreets of Harajuku we accidentally found an amazing store called Robe Japonica. Yukata’s with crazy designs. Very Harajuku and fun for men who want to wear something traditional with some modern colors and patterns. The store is playful and the owner is very playful and funny.

There are two lines with different personalities.

- The pop and colorful casual line "Red" is "T-shirts and jeans" in terms of clothes.

- The cool and modest luxury line "Black" has a taste like "Jacket & Slacks".

In addition to kimono, obi, footwear, and accessories are all made with their own interpretation.

If you are ever around there, we recommend checking it out for fun.

3-25-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

       

      

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Higanbana

One of our favorite flowers is in bloom this month. Higebana or Red Spider Lily, Hell Flower, Red Magic Lily, or Equinox Flower and an assortment of other names. She also sometimes white or yellow.

They symbolize many things to many different cultures and individuals. They bloom from the end of summer into autumn and represent a farewell to the warm months. They are seen in gardens, temples, graves but also bloom naturally everywhere. They are often planted around rice fields and gardens to repel pests as well.

There is a beautiful sadness of parting that is associated with these flowers so there are many poems, stories, manga, songs, and paintings depicting them.

         

        

   

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