Inbande cup | Igeta
Inbande porcelain series with "Komon" pattern, which originally came from kimonos pattern.
「Inbande 」is the Japanese term for painted by printing, like stencil printing and copper plate transfer.
It is a technique that has developed rapidly since the Meiji period, making it possible to produce handicrafts without the need for specialized painting craftsmen. Inban tableware were distributed all over Japan, and it reformed the eating habits of the common people.
Even though it is called printing, this method at the time was prone to many defects such as blurring, bleeding, missing colors, and uneven colors. Therefore, in recent years it has become a technique that is rarely used.
However, pottery lovers believe that its flaws are its charm, in the sense of Japanese wabi-sabi, an aesthetic sense of accepting imperfection.
*The printing method of this product, the copper plate transfer method, is a transfer paper printed on Japanese paper with a pigment called Gosu, and the pattern is transferred to the unglazed fabric.
Plates with stamps made by copper plate transfer have many defects such as fading of the pattern created by manual work, cuts, bleeding, color loss, and color unevenness. There are individual differences in each plate, but please think that some of these elements are always included.
In that sense, stamp plates are not suitable for customers who prefer a perfect finish.
However, for customers who have certain tastes, even its flaws are endearing and appealing, making it a one-and-only vessel.
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