The taste of Gosu and the warmth of glaze

blue flower

The Seika brand, produced by Shingama in Arita Town, Saga Prefecture, was born 40 years ago. Even now, we are particular about hand-painting and have created many vessels. Among them, the red-haired man is known as a representative motif. Its origins date back to the 17th century, when Arita ware exported to Europe through the Dutch East India Company contained a pattern called ``Kohate''. Attracted by its cuteness, it was born after repeated trial production with a painter from Shingama.

A brush that reaches the end of its lifespan in 60 days

There is always a sense of tension in the workplace, where the craftsman continues to stick to hand-painting, and the craftsmen hold their breath as they simply paint unglazed with a paint called Gosu, with a certain touch and a certain composition. The number of brushes exchanged throughout the year is 200. The tip of the brush is sharpened on the unglazed surface and will finish its purpose in about 60 days.

Secret gosu and glaze

Gosu is a raw material for paint. There is no limit to its color development. Aohana no Gosu was created through a unique blend that aims to create a deep blue color with the flavor of early Imari, which was made 400 years ago. It's not fancy, but has a nostalgic feel to it.

Stick to hand-drawing.

There is only so much hand-drawing you can do in a day. Arita ware is a production area that specializes in painting, but as time goes by, the number of hand-painted craftsmen is decreasing. Meanwhile, Aoka still continues to be made by hand-painting. This is because there is a unique quality to each piece that cannot be printed.

Because it's something you use every day

The Aoka pottery is slowly baked at a high temperature of 1300℃ over 3 days. Therefore, it is durable, hard to break, and can be used for a long time. Some of our favorite customers have been using the same small plates for over 20 years. One of the reasons why blue flowers are chosen is that they are both beautiful and functional.

A brush that reaches the end of its lifespan in 60 days

There is always a sense of tension in the workplace, where the craftsman continues to stick to hand-painting, and the craftsmen hold their breath as they simply paint unglazed with a paint called Gosu, with a certain touch and a certain composition. The number of brushes exchanged throughout the year is 200. The tip of the brush is sharpened on the unglazed surface and will finish its purpose in about 60 days.

Secret gosu and glaze

Gosu is a raw material for paint. There is no limit to its color development. Aohana no Gosu was created through a unique blend that aims to create a deep blue color with the flavor of early Imari, which was made 400 years ago. It's not fancy, but has a nostalgic feel to it.

Stick to hand-drawing.

There is only so much hand-drawing you can do in a day. Arita ware is a production area that specializes in painting, but as time goes by, the number of hand-painted craftsmen is decreasing. Meanwhile, Aoka still continues to be made by hand-painting. This is because there is a unique quality to each piece that cannot be printed.

Because it's something you use every day

The Aoka pottery is slowly baked at a high temperature of 1300℃ over 3 days. Therefore, it is durable, hard to break, and can be used for a long time. Some of our favorite customers have been using the same small plates for over 20 years. One of the reasons why blue flowers are chosen is that they are both beautiful and functional.

A classic item that can be passed down to your grandchildren.

Would you like to incorporate blue flower vessels into your daily life?

We have a lineup of various tableware necessary for the dining table. Aohana's pottery alone can be used for any occasion at the dining table. The traditional Arita ware dyeing technique makes dishes look great and can be used in a combination of Japanese and Western styles.

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紅毛人 - 2点セット紅毛人 - 2点セット
紅毛人 - 3点セット紅毛人 - 3点セット
紅毛人 - 6点セット紅毛人 - 6点セット
わらべ人形 - 渕上り3寸皿わらべ人形 - 渕上り3寸皿
Boy doll - Fuchigari 3-inch plateφ9.3 × H2.4 cm Sale price¥2,200
花唐草 - 渕上り3寸皿花唐草 - 渕上り3寸皿
Flower Arabesque - Fuchigari 3-inch plateφ9.3 × H2.4 cm Sale price¥2,200
江戸紋 - 渕上り3寸皿江戸紋 - 渕上り3寸皿
Edo Crest - Fuchigari 3-inch plateφ9.3 × H2.4 cm Sale price¥2,200
麻の葉 - 湯呑(小)
Gonin Ijin - Tea Cup (Large)φ6.9 × H8.1 cm Sale price¥3,300
麻の葉 - 湯呑(大)
Gonin Ijin - Tea Cup (Large)φ7.2 × H9.0 cm Sale price¥3,300
麻の葉  - 3.5寸丸飯碗
EDO - 3.8 inch round rice bowlφ10.4 × 5.8 cm Sale price¥3,850
麻の葉  - 3.8寸丸飯碗
EDO - 3.8 inch round rice bowlφ11.4 × H6.3 cm Sale price¥3,850
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長崎紋 - 渕上り5寸皿長崎紋 - 渕上り5寸皿
Nagasaki crest - Fuchigari 5-inch plateφ15.3 × H3.2 cm Sale price¥3,850
三人異人 - 3.8寸反飯碗三人異人 - 3.8寸反飯碗
Nagasaki crest - 3.8 inch rice bowlφ11.5 × H5.9 cm Sale price¥3,850
三人異人 - 3.5寸反飯碗三人異人 - 3.5寸反飯碗
Nagasaki crest - 3.5 inch rice bowlφ10.6 × H5.5 cm Sale price¥3,850
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長崎紋 - 丸耳付グラタン碗皿長崎紋 - 丸耳付グラタン碗皿
Nagasaki Crest - Gratin bowl with round earsW14.1 × D11.8 × H4.8 cm Sale price¥6,050
カール紅毛人 - 耳付スープ碗皿カール紅毛人 - 耳付スープ碗皿
Karl Red Haired - Soup bowl with earsW15.8 × D12.8 × H5.6 cm Sale price¥6,050
マント異人 - 耳付スープ碗皿マント異人 - 耳付スープ碗皿
Cloaked Stranger - Soup bowl with earsW15.8 × D12.8 × H5.6 cm Sale price¥6,050
グラス異人 - 丸耳付グラタン碗皿グラス異人 - 丸耳付グラタン碗皿
Glass foreigner - gratin bowl with round earsW14.1 × D11.8 × H4.8 cm Sale price¥6,050
縞模様 - 筒型ミニ花瓶縞模様 - 筒型ミニ花瓶
Striped pattern - mini tubular vaseφ4.0 × H12.7 cm Sale price¥3,850
間取異人 - 輪花ポット間取異人 - 輪花ポット
Floor plan foreigner - flower potW19.0 × D11.7 × H11.0 cm Sale price¥6,600
唐草異人 - 輪花ポット唐草異人 - 輪花ポット
Arabesque alien - flower potW19.0 × D11.7 × H11.0 cm Sale price¥7,150
江戸紋 - 丸急須江戸紋 - 丸急須
Edo Crest - Round teapotW17.5 × D15.0 × H8.0 cm Sale price¥6,600
マント異人 - 片切箸置 子ども用マント異人 - 片切箸置 子ども用
Cloak Ijin - Katakiri chopstick rest for childrenW5.5 × D5.0 × H1.5 cm Sale price¥1,320
異人づくし - 片切箸置 子ども用異人づくし - 片切箸置 子ども用
Ijinzukushi - Katakiri chopstick rest for childrenW5.5 × D5.0 × H1.5 cm Sale price¥1,320
紅毛人 - 片切箸置 子ども用紅毛人 - 片切箸置 子ども用
Red haired person - Katakiri chopstick rest for childrenW5.5 × D5.0 × H1.5 cm Sale price¥1,320