Café Genshin Mug & Plate Set [Tobe Ware] Flowers Pattern Blue
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We have selected this traditional set of made in Japan porcelain cup and plate for you to best enjoy your Café Genshin.
Enjoy this set of Tobe Ware mug and plate with its cute spherical shape and soft on the lips well-rounded edges.
About Tobe Ware
Renown as the best pottery village in the whole Shikoku (one of the main islands of Japan), Tobe is located in the district of Iyo, in the Ehime prefecture. The manufacturing in the area can be traced back to the Edo Period (1603-1868), a long history honored and recognized in 1976 when the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry certified it as a "Traditional Craft" (label for high quality handmade crafts for daily products). Featuring a beautiful white surface, these crafts are often appreciated for their ergonomic and practicality.
About the potter
Ayumu Matsuda was born in 1975 in Matsuyama City. His grandfather was the eminent Testuyama Matsuda (of the Tetsuyama Kiln), accredited as the holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property of Tobe. After graduating from high-school in 1994, Ayumu San studied the fine art of pottery at Tobe and Midoriko ware Kilns. The following year, he studied the basics of ceramic production at the Ehime Prefectural Ceramics Research Institute (currently the Ceramics Technology Center). The year after, he entered the Saga Prefectural Arita Ceramics College to learn sketching and overpainting at the painting department. After his graduation, he joined the Arita Kiln of porcelain, where he was mainly in charge of overpainting. He returned to Ehime in 1999 and opened the Tobe Ware Matsuda Kiln.
Although he was still working alone at the time, he established his own company, Sukoshiya Co., Ltd. in 2005, the year he got married. From there on, Ayumu San has been working assiduously with his wife and staff members, aiming to transmit the beauty and warmth of handmade crafts.
Awards and distinctions: Selected for the Nagasaki Ceramics Exhibition - Selected for the Western Crafts Exhibition - Ehime Traditional Crafts Award
Received the second prize at the Tobe Ware new work Exhibition Grand Prize, and more...
Size: Approximatively 8.8x6.5 cm
Handle: Approximatively width 3.5cm
Made in Japan
Size: Width 7.8 - Depth 7.8 - Height 1.5 cm
Made in Japan
Not suitable for Ovens and Open Flames.
Please note that because it is hand-painted using natural ceramic stones and minerals, the texture and color may differ slightly depending on the baking.
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If you would like to offer a gift, we will place your product in a bag or gift box corresponding to the size of the product. We offer 4 types of gift wrappings:
- Gift bag (with a string) (+150 yen, tax included)
- Gift box (+150 yens, taxes included)
- Japanese paper bag (150 yens, taxes included)
We will take care to select the appropriate ribbon or sticker for your gift. Do not hesitate to let us know any special request in the dedicated section at checkout.
We can also add a handmade Japanese ornament, made in the traditional Japanese "Orikata" style. (+390 yens, taxes included).
What is “Orikata”?
Orikata is part of the etiquette rules of the samurai society, with a history of over 600 years in Japan. It is said that it is from this practice that Japanese packaging was born.
Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, the third shogun of the Muromachi Shogunate, ordered the Ise family, the Ogasawara family and other noble families to study and establish various rules of conduct for the shogunate. One of them was the method of wrapping gifts, called "Orikata".
The Ise family devised an origami style of gift wrapping with Japanese paper, and tied with mizuhiki. In the Edo period (1603-1868), one of the members of this family wrote the first book on the subject, called "Wrapping a gift with mizuhiki".
From the Meiji era (1868-1912) until the pre-war period, Orikata wrapping was a practice included in school textbooks as a form of etiquette for women. Western-style wrapping was introduced during the Meiji period (1868-1912), when Japanese civilization began to open up to the outside world. After World War II, the "furoshiki" wrapping (a large piece of Japanese cloth) became more common as the custom of giving gifts on birthdays, Mother's Day, Christmas and other occasions spread.
With 供TOMO wrapping service, you can add an original touch to your gift with a handmade, traditional ornament for only 390 yen (tax included).
This ornament is handmade with seasonal flowers (we use artificial flowers), mizuhiki and Japanese paper of matching color. Eiko Togashi, who has studied about this art and taught oriental packaging forms, is our gift wrapping responsible.
Our ornaments can also be displayed as home decorations, which is more eco-friendly than traditional gift wrappings.
● About Eiko Togashi:
Born in Tokyo, She became as a professional wrapper when she was working in a famous department store in Tokyo. Later, while working as a Japanese teacher, she opened a wrapping class in 1995 at the request of many students. The following year, she appeared on the Japanese TV show "Hanamaru Market", which led to her being introduced on shows such as "Ohayo Nippon" and "Mezamashi TV". In addition, she focuses on the research and popularization of origami. She also regularly gives lectures for the "All Japan Giftware Association".
- Certified by the All Japan Giftware Association
- President of the Status☆Wrapping Studio