Jubako, Hataman Touen 

Jubako boxes first appeared in Japan during the Muromachi period (1333–1573). Initially used as a convenient way to serve meals, the boxes were later used to store food, particularly during the New Year holidays, when social and family obligations meant that there was little time to cook.

Developed in collaboration with Hataman Touen (Imari, Japan), this reinterpretation pushes the typology in a more contemporary direction. The dimensions, colours and textures are designed to allow for more widespread usage than traditional versions. The containers make use of specialised knowledge, using a wide variety of glazing techniques including spraying, brushing and dipping. This results in a range of contrasting surfaces and colours, corresponding to each of the three elements.

Production: Hataman Touen and master craftsman Shigenori Nagotomo
Material: Porcelain with a variety of pigments and glazes
Available in two sizes: ø120 x H20/60/90 & ø200 x H30/100/140 mm
Year: 2017

Made possible by Creative Industries Fund, NL 
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