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A Simple Pattern is the Best

Posted in Arita, Imari painting, Iroe, Japanese, Japanese Style, Kakiemon, Sometsuke with tags , , , on January 17, 2012 by yumi

I finished firing my Imari plates a couple days ago. I’ve fired my over glazed conditioned Imari plates with 780 degree Celsius. Although I’m Japanese, and I’m used to looking around many Japanese painting, somehow to paint with a Japanese style is the most difficult for me. I guess that’s because most of Japanese styles seem to be very simple, on the other hand they need high painting techniques for painting.

My Imari plate with a Takokarakusa pattern

My Imari plate with a Takokarakusa pattern

My Imari plate with a Takokarakusa pattern

My Imari plate with a Takokarakusa pattern

My Imari plate with a Takokarakusa pattern

My Imari plate with a Takokarakusa pattern

My Imari plate with a Takokarakusa pattern

My Imari plate with a Takokarakusa pattern

I love the old Japanese pattern, called “takokarakusa” in Japanese. I think we can see the similar pattern all over the word. It is called Arabesque in some European countries and Arabic countries.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabesque

Although it is very interesting,  I sometimes receive some comments, “Your penwork is beautiful!”.  I haven’t penworked. All my painting except one are with some brushes including this Japanese painting style, an American style and a European style. Since our painting style were accepted to some European countries like German, they’ve changed our style. European painters have painted with our techniques with their pens, but we haven’t. All Japanese painting are painted with some Japanese brushes.

To tell you to the truth, I painted my first Takokarakusa plate with under glaze condition. However, it was broken.

My broken Takokarakusa plate

My broken Takokarakusa plate

I was upset, shocked and disappointed at it a lot at the time. It takes a long time for me to paint the blue Takokarakusa.  Since I started to paint it again, I hope I can show it as soon as possible.

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My Kakiemon Plates

Posted in Arita, birds, Imari painting, Iroe, Kakiemon with tags , , , on November 26, 2011 by yumi

I would like to show my Kakiemon today. Kakiemon is a part of Imari painting. Actually, I painted them three years ago. I still have some more Kakiemon that I haven’t shown on my blog entry.
My French friend who paints loves the Kakiemon style. So, I really wanted to show my Kakiemon to her. Since I prefer Sometuke and Nabeshima styles more in Imari painting, I haven’t practiced this style so much. However, I’d like to improve my Kakiemon, and I’d like to give my Kakiemon to my French friend. I’m happy she loves Japanese painting style! I hope she enjoys looking at my Kakiemon!!

Deer and Japanese Maple Leaves On a Kakiemon Plate

Deer and Japanese Maple Leaves On a Kakiemon Plate

Deer On a Kakiemon Plate

Deer On a Kakiemon Plate

Japanese Maple Leaves on A Kakiemon Plate

Japanese Maple Leaves On A Kakiemon Plate

This is my favorite Kakiemon! I love this bird plate. I’m thinking that I’d like to paint this quail with a different design on the other plate!

A Quail on A Kakiemon Plate

A Quail on A Kakiemon Plate

A Quail on A Kakiemon Plate

A Quail on A Kakiemon Plate

A Quail on A Kakiemon Plate

A Quail on A Kakiemon Plate

Apricot Blossoms are Blooming!

Posted in Imari painting, Japanese Style, Kakiemon with tags , , on March 30, 2011 by yumi

Our apricot blossoms in our garden finally started to bloom! I love both cherry blossoms and apricot blossoms because both colors of the blossoms are very pretty. I love these light pink.

This winter has been too long for us. It might be unbelievable for you, but we still have some snow here even if it is already at the end of March. This winter was also quite tough for us. We had a terrific earthquake. It gave us a huge damage.

However, when I saw the apricot blossoms, I felt like that it seemed to be our hope. I also felt that the earth is alive. Our apricot tree had a lot of buds in such a tough situation even if this winter is longer and colder. I really hope that we will be able to get a bright future.

Kakiemon : My Bird Plate With a Kakiemon Style

Posted in Arita, Imari painting, Japanese, Japanese Style, Kakiemon with tags , on March 1, 2011 by yumi

I painted it with a Kakiemon style. It is a part of Imari painting. When I see this plate, I always think of my Jewish friend, David. That is because the design of the plate associates me with a Japanese song. Both of us love the song, and he and I sometimes enjoy Karaoke over Skype.

Don’t you think that the song fits to the plate?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kakiemon