July 16, 2011








そんな歴史があるからこそ、いま、世界的に有名な伝統工芸品である有田焼、‘JAPAN BRAND’を使って、和のテーブルやしのわずりのテーブルを作ることができるのね。


Traditional crafts: ‘Creamy’ Nabeshima (Arita)
Recently Japan has not been in an exciting and hot country, but it used to be. During the bubble economy, the couples
with ‘Caucasian men and Japanese women’ were trendy. Isn’t it ‘creamy’? Yesterday, I mentioned about table for
Edo period. I think that the ‘creamy’ episodes can't be separated from economy and culture developments. Back
to Edo period, royalty and the European aristocracy had the feeling of yearning about eastern porcelains centering on
‘Jingdezhen’ in China. It was told that the body of porcelain whiteness is similar to oriental women’s skins. It means
that their feeling of yearning was toward oriental women. So we as oriental women should be proud of ourselves.
Politics were not expectation. Arita that is one the representative eastern porcelains in Japan that was loved by the
royalty and the European aristocracy. The body of Nabeshima, one of Alita porcelains, is so ‘creamy’. Nabeshima
made the Shogunate a high quality present from special local products. Nabeshima had flourished and declined along
with Edo period. NABESHIMA Katsushige, a feudal lord of the Nabeshima in country area, felt indebted to 
TOKUGAWA Ieyasu because they lost at the battle of Sekigahara. As a result, the Nabeshima intently developed
and expanded the local product for ‘Sankinkotai’. At the end of Edo Period, the 11th Shogune, TOKUGAWA Ienary’s
daughter married to NABESHHIMA Tadanao. By doing so, the Nabeshima made precious goods for ‘Ooku (harem)’.
It became one of the splendid furnished goods for the Shogunate. It seemed a marriage of convenience but there
were a beautiful story that the Shogunate hoped the further development of the traditional craft, therefore ,he gave
his beloved daughter to NABESHIMA Tadanao while she was committed to her husband's and Nabeshima’s success.
Based on such history, we can create Japanese table and Chinese table by using one of the best ‘JAPAN BRAND’,
which is a famous traditional craft worldwide.
On the Table Today, respect the traditional craft and cultural developments along with ‘creamy’ relationships.



by miwakoda | 2011-07-16 06:56 | 食卓芸術 Table Art

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