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Jicon Porcelain Bud Vase - Shimentori


The Shimentori bud vase designed by Oji Masanori in collaboration with Imamura Hajime of Imamura Porcelain based in Arita, Japan.

Made of Amakusa Touseki - porcelain stone mined from the mountains of the Amakusa region - ground to a fine clay slurry and stirred for 20 hours to create an exceptionally smooth and evenly textured slip, the Jicon range is unique amongst Arita ware in being left unbleached, and low fired using a specially developed process in order to retain the natural off-white colour of the clay, and flat half-matte surface and clarity of the straw ash glaze.

Materials: Porcelain
Dimensions: 35mm square by 120mm high

About Jicon:
JICON is a porcelain brand launched originally by Touetsugama kiln together with a Japanese designer, OJI Masanori. The founder of the JICON brand, IMAMURA Hajime, later in 2014 became independent as IMAMURA Porcelain. IMAMURA Porcelain makes porcelains for daily life with their traditional white porcelain techniques using Amakusa Touseki (porcelain stone).

The brand name means "porcelain (JI) in modern times (CON)." In the Buddhist words, JICON means "seize the day." It also denotes "porcelain (JI) created by the house of IMAMURA" of the Touetsugama kiln, founded 350 years ago.

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