Archive for the Nabeshima Category

A Nabeshima Plate for Spring!

Posted in Arita, Imari painting, Iroe, Japanese, Japanese Style, Nabeshima, Sometsuke with tags , , on April 20, 2012 by yumi

Hi, there! How are you doing today? I’m really excited because I will study abroad in America again to take a painting class at the Michigan school.

Tomorrow I will leave Japan and enroll in my dear American friend, Gay’s school. So, this entry is the last entry before I go to America.

I probably won’t be able to update my blog entries for a month.

Today’s entry is a Nabeshima again!

 

Frong View of A Nabeshima Plate for Spring

Front View of A Nabeshima Plate for Spring

 

Front View of A Nabeshima Plate for Spring

Front View of A Nabeshima Plate for Spring

 

 

Rear View of a Nabeshima Plate for Spring

Rear View of a Nabeshima Plate for Spring

 

Rear View of a Nabeshima Plate for Spring

Rear View of a Nabeshima Plate for Spring

 

I will bring this plate to the international Canadian porcelain show. You can see this in my booth! I’m thinking if someone want this, I’d love to sell it.

I will sell some my hand-painted miniatures as well.  I also have two presentations there. I’m not good at speaking in English in public, and it makes me very nervous. However, I really hope I can meet many people there. If you see me, please speak to me!

A Nabeshima Plate For Matt

Posted in Arita, Iroe, Japanese, Japanese Style, Nabeshima, Sometsuke with tags , , on March 27, 2012 by yumi

Hi, there! A bit long time no see!! How have you been? I started to prepare to study abroad in America again! A month from now I will enroll in my dear America friend, Gay’s painting school, the Michigan school! After school, Gay, my other dear friend, Emili and I will go to Canada to join the international porcelain painting show in Canada. I’m so excited! I can meet some my Canadian friends, Gloria, Sol, Pad and so on!!! I also can meet Akiko and Kay again at the Michigan school!!!

Today, I’d love  to show my newest work! It’s a Nabeshima plate. I painted it for my Texan friend. Let me introduce about him. He is one of my English teachers and my conversational partners. I have several good conversational partners and English teachers.  I met him at a language exchange site. He has been learning Japanese. I’ve been teaching him Japanese, in turn, he has been teaching me English. We have been talking on Skype almost every day for two hours for three years, I guess. I’ve never met him in person, but he is one of my closest friends. Since I’ve been learning American English, talking with him is so helpful and effective for me. He is really good at listening to someone’s stories, so I’ve been improving my speaking skills a lot.

He and I can talk about everything. Thinking back on our past conversations, I’ve asked him a lot of embarasseing phrases, expressions and swear words  that relates to sexual expressions that I can’t write down here like kids ask to their parents, lol. Every time he receives some questions from me, he has told me that it’s OK. I can ask anything to him because I’ve been learning English. I have to learn everything in English. I can ask him anything. I really think that he is a really good English teacher. It’s not an important thing for teachers to teach in one way. I really think that it’s also important for teachers to listen to their students stories. He is such a kind of teacher.

Since I wanted to show my appreciate to him, I painted the plate for him. Since I’ve known he is very interested in Japanese culture, I wanted to paint a Japanese plate. I copied it from an old Nabeshima plate. I hope he likes it.

A Front of View of my Nabeshima Plate with a Japanese Imari Style

A Front Side View of my Nabeshima Plate with a Japanese Imari Style

A Back Side View of My Nabeshima Plate with a Japanese Imari Style

A Back Side View of My Nabeshima Plate with a Japanese Imari Style

A Back Side View of My Nabeshima Plate with a Japanese Imari Style

A Back Side View of My Nabeshima Plate with a Japanese Imari Style

A Nabeshima Plate For My American Mom

Posted in Arita, flower painting, Imari painting, Iroe, Japanese, Japanese Style, Nabeshima, Sometsuke with tags , , , , on December 15, 2011 by yumi

I’d like to show my Nabeshima plate today. I painted it for my American mom! Yes, actually, I have three moms in America!!! I hope she loves it.

As you know, Nabeshima is a part of Imari paint. I copied it from an old Nabeshima. The red flowers are dandelions. I don’t know why they are red.

I will send it to my American mom as one of Christmas gifts. Although I can’t spend Christmas days with her and her family, instead of me, the plate will spend the time with them. I will meet her two months from now in America again! So, I don’t miss her. We can chat on Facetime with our iPads whenever we want. I really look forward to meeting her again next year! Miss you, Gay!

Front View of a Nabeshima Plate with a Japanese Painting Style, Imari Plate

Front View of a Nabeshima Plate with a Japanese Painting Style, Imari Plate

Front View of A Nabeshima Plate with a Japanese Painting Style, Imari Paint

Front View of A Nabeshima Plate with a Japanese Painting Style, Imari Paint

Rare view of Nabeshima Plate with A Japanese Painting Style, Imari Paint

Rear view of Nabeshima Plate with A Japanese Painting Style, Imari Paint

Rare view of Nabeshima Plate with a Japanese Painting Style, Imari Paint

Rear view of Naveshima Plate with a Japanese Painting Style, Imari Paint

Rear View of A Nabeshima Plate with A Japanese Painting Style, Imari Paint

Rear View of a Nabeshima Plate with A Japanese Painting Style, Imari Paint

My Nabeshima Plates

Posted in Imari painting, Iroe, Japanese, Japanese Style, Nabeshima, Sometsuke with tags , , on June 28, 2011 by yumi

I would love to show my ” Nabeshima” today. Nabeshima is a part of ” Imari” painting in Japan. It was painted from seventeenth century to nineteenth century in Japan. They were very expensive and laxury pottery in Japan because Japanese ” Shogun” had used them. It was created as gifts for Japanese Shoguns.

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

I copied four ” Nabeshima”  plates from old ” Nabeshima” plates. Each Nabeshima has a unique pattern on the back of the each plate. These patterns are specific patterns for Nabeshima.

 The most unique pattern is this. When you look at the rectangle pattern, most of the case, it is a Nabeshima painting.

In addition, you cant see any bands on the Nabeshima plates. It is also one of features of Nabeshima.