Saturday, August 15, 2015

New old tea bowl

I just got this and have not decided where to put it on the I will give it its own least for now. I just love this!


Friday, August 14, 2015

KIKKO YAKI-Ceramics of Osaka Prefecture (吉向焼)

Kikko Yaki 吉向焼


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

TASHIRO of Yokohama, Nagoya and Kobe

   Tashiro Zo, Tashiro made. Made in Yokohama, probably Taisho Period.


According to "Collector's Guide to Made In Japan Ceramics" Carole Bess White, Tashiro Shoten was in business before WWII and closed in 1954

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Maneki Neko

These beckoning cats are found all over JAPAN, in front of restaurants and shops greeting all who enter with an uplifted paw. They come in many varieties, shapes, and sizes. The Japanese love anything "Kawaii" or cute.


This porcelain maneki neko is signed Imari. It was probably made in the latter part of the 20th century.

          This Maneki Neko is hand sewn with chirimen fabric. 

               You can find these in almost any tourist shop in Japan.    

Generic Made in Japan Andrea by Sadek Maneki Neko.

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