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Fujimaki Seitou Co., Ltd.

藤巻製陶

Fujimaki Seitou Co., Ltd. was founded in 1775 in Arita. This pottery of Arita ware is known for its beautiful pale blue glaze. They had started the production of the porcelain with pale blue glaze during the ninth generation of the family which was headed by Mr. Kakushi Fujimoto. He had developed the pale blue glaze in order to differentiate his products from the rest as there was a shortage of painting artisans at that time. Blue pale glaze originated in Jingdezhen in China and the number of its manufacturer was limited in Japan, thus it was considered a rare technique. With this technique, colour shading can be created by making a “tamari” (pool) for glaze in the white base of porcelain. The products of Fujimaki Seitou with such a refreshing colour became popular during summer among Japanese-style restaurants. The unique glazing technique which was fostered by the development of the pale blue glaze as well as the attention to colours makes this type of pottery special. Making use of their unique technique, the tenth-generation president, Mr. Kosuke Fujimoto responds to high demands of designers from Japan and overseas from the Arita ware brand “1616/” project and is seeking an expression and style that cannot be found elsewhere. Since they do not apply any painted decoration, their pottery style focuses on refinement of the glaze and the shapes of its products.

藤巻製陶は、有田の地で1775年に創業。美しい青白磁で知られる窯元である。藤巻製陶が青白磁の生産を始めたのは、9代目の藤本覚司さんのとき。当時、有田で絵付けの人材不足が続き、覚司さんは、産地内での差別化を図るため、青白磁の開発を行った。もともと中国の景徳鎮で生まれた技術で、日本での作り手は少なく、珍しい技法の一つだった。白地に釉薬の「溜まり」を設けることで、色の濃淡を作り出す青白磁の器は、その清涼感のある色合いから、夏の時期の料亭で人気の存在となった。青白磁の開発によって培ってきた独自の釉薬技術と、色へのこだわり。続く10代目の藤本浩輔さんは、その技術を生かし、有田焼ブランド「1616/」の制作など、国内外のデザイナーからの高い要望に応えながら、他にはない表現を追求している。絵付けをしない窯元だからこそ、形と釉薬に磨きをかける。

Flagship Products

Pale blue glaze Floral-shaped Bowl

青白磁輪花鉢

Pale blue glaze Ripple Plate

青白磁 Ripple plate

Relief Tea Bowl

レリーフ ティーボウル

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