This September we have welcomed the arrival of the unique and truly beautiful Hasami procelain.
The HASAMI brand crafts Hasami ceramics from the town of the same name in Nagasaki Prefecture. Until recently Hasami ceramics was relatively unknown, long grouped under the umbrella of the more well known Imari porcelain of the Arita area of Saga Prefecture. Hasami ceramics production is characterised by a specialised division of labour where shaping, molding, glazing, and firing are handled independently. Such involved systems of production can lead to communication problems and require large amounts of money and time when developing new products, but for Hasami ceramics, it has allowed for each craftsman to hone highly advanced techniques and work more efficiently.
The HASAMI brand takes pride in local traditions and breaks down barriers inherent to this model of specialised labor to create practical ceramic tools. Hasami products ares a joy to wear in and wear out, tools that have an allure beyond words. To purchase the beautiful objects, check out the SHOP.
To celebrate the recent arrival of the HASAMI porcelain range, we've got a little round up of some of our favourite colourful images!