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Mini Vase for One Flower Green

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Product Story

General Product Information

This is a very small single-flower vase made by a leading craftsman in Kyoto.
These tiny little vases have a cuteness that makes you want to collect them. It is an excellent product to display small flowers blooming in the wild, or just leave it there to use it as an interior. The comfortable feel of the vase in your hand is sure to make you want to love it. Please take it in your hands and experience it for yourself.

 Product History

When did these crafts start to craft?:400 years ago / 1600AD / Edo period in Japan

Kyo-ware and Kiyomizu-ware are ceramics produced in Kyoto. The difference between these two is the Kyo-ware refers to the whole ceramics produced in Kyoto, while Kiyomizu-ware refers to the ceramics in Kiyomizu area. In the early Edo period (1600s), main production was tea ceremony utensils. While mechanization has spread to other production centers as time has progressed, Kyo-ware and Kiyomizu-ware is that they are still made by hand. One of the characteristics of Kyoy-ware and Kiyomizu-ware is that many avant-garde artists have emerged, creating a variety of works that cannot be lumped together. There is no set style, and the free style boosted the popularity among the masses.


Craftsman Story

Craftsman Profile

Shunji Mori / Shunzangama
Kiyomizu-yaki pottery has been produced in Kyoto since 1917 by three generations of craftsmen. Inspired by the ideas of Ogata Kenzan, he adds a modern touch to the "openwork" technique that has been used for 300 years. He specializes in incorporating seasonal scenes unique to Japan, such as cherry blossoms and autumn leave into his vessels.

Craftsman Passion

"If I don't get rewarded, I hope the next generation will"
My father used to take care of many craftsmen in his workshop, and he feels blessed that his father's actions have been rewarded back to him as a son. For this reason, he does not seek reward for himself, but rather wants to do what he can for the younger generation who will take on the future.

Achievement

Received the Excellent Prize at the Kyoto Prefecture Crafts Art Exhibition
Reiceved the NIKKOKAI Member Prize at the NIKKOKAI Exhibition
Designated as a traditional craftsman in 2008
They have received more awards for their work.

 

Your Contribution to Craftsman

Customer Voice

Due to the market structure (link for full articles are attached bottom), craftsman have not known who the customer is and how customer reacts to their work. We made a “Message to Craftsman” box at purchase page. We will deliver all message to every craftsman. Our review will be also shared to craftsman so please leave your comment and evaluation on review section!

Income for Craftsman: Craftsman get only less than 10% of selling price?

As written above, craftsman have not controlled last phase of sales channel that resulting in selling price is set by third-party without craftsman’s recognition. There are some cases that only less than 10% of selling price is given to craftsman. We promise with our customer / craftsman that we offer the fair trade with craftsmen in our contract!

We made an article about above problem and our challenge. Please have a read from below link.
Current state of the Crafts Market / Benefits brought by Suigenkyo

Kintsugi Insurance Service:Eternal Product Life

What is Kintsugi: Explanation and PICTURE

Kintsugi is one of the traditional skills in Japan repairing broken ceramics or glass. Broken part will be mended with lacquer and the product will get more beautiful look with covering gold/silver on the area of breakage.

Cost for Kintsugi Insurance

Our selling price includes Kintsugi Insurance (Only in the case of kintsugi available products such as Ceramics). Once our products are broken, please let us know and send it to Japan. Your product will be back to your home with upgrading beautiful outlook!

Delivery Fee

Although Kintsugi itself is free as an insurance service, delivery fee will be owned by customers each time. However, it will worth using this kintsugi service since the story between you and products will continue!

Measurement

Width:7.5cm
Depth:6cm
Height:8.5cm
Weight:165g

Material & Caution

Materials

Clay

 

Caution

Individual Difference

Each piece is handmade, so there are individual differences even in the same series. We hope that you will understand the change by handmade.

Delivery Date

Please note that it will take about 2 months for delivery if we do not have the item in stock.

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