Imari porcelain of the Edo period featured particularly delicate and gorgeous paintings that fascinated the West and would later leave a lasting impact on the production of ceramics in Europe. Among Edo-period Imari porcelain, Enpo-era pieces are thought to be the most elegant. Based on its delicate shades and styles, Iro-e combines traditional designs with household pets.
We have given the traditional, auspicious kachomon flower-and-bird pattern a twist by perching a brightly-colored macaw on the branch of a plum tree.
The deer and maple shika-momiji motif has long been a harbinger of autumn across many Japanese crafts. The deer, often portrayed mid-leap, is replaced with a playful, prancing pug.
The piercing gaze of an exotic shorthair replaces the tiger as a symbol of good luck inside this tree and flower motif. Rest assured that this cat will keep an eye on your home.
A chameleon adds a certain charm to the celebratory chrysanthemum pattern.
The traditional gyomo-mon pattern of fish and seaweed is replaced with axolotls, or Mexican salamanders, whose popularity soared in 1980s’ Japan. Do not put overglaze products in the dishwasher.
Exotic Shorthair | Veiled Chameleon | Axolotl | Macaw | Pug
φ8×h6.1cm / 170cc
kyowa tensha, nishiyama