Hakusan Toki is located in Hasami, a town of Nagasaki Prefecture. The town of Hasami has 400 years of history of the porcelain production. They do integrated production from design to ceramic production with good material and inherited skill.
The first pottery in Japan
The Korean potter Ri Yukei first made the Hasami porcelain (also called Hasami-yaki) in 1599. This production has continued without interruption until today. Hasami-yaki was commonly referred to as Imari-yaki or Arita-yaki in the Edo period due to being shipped through Arita and out of the nearby port of Imari. Even today, Hasami porcelain is not well known by its proper name.
Not only is it a tableware set
This pottery established a reputation of high artistic quality for Hasami porcelain early on in its history. Throughout the years, Hasami porcelain has experienced many ups and downs, including the start of its mass production (known as Kurawanka style dishes) at the end of the 17th century, but it has always maintained the high quality that made it famous. Internationally, the porcelain proves popular with more than just collectors and people using it in their homes. Lots of tableware products from Hasami have been introduced to restaurants in the USA.
Crazy cat ladies mug
If you are or aren’t a cat lover, you must have this mug! This Hasami porcelain mug has a unique design. Ideal for coffee, tea or milk, can contain up to 220 cc. The handle gives it a special touch. Ideal for gift or for home decoration.
Stackable Hasami bowls
These 12 cm Hasami bowls are just great for serving yoghurt, salads, cereals, sweets or any other item of your choice. They come in many different colors. And the best part is that you can stack them making them easy to store. Make your table look Japanese using these bowls.
Traditional Hasami plates
If you want to set a traditional Japanese table, you must have these Hasami plates for your table. You can choose from a great variety of colors to suit your taste. These plates can be used in the dishwasher and in the microwave oven as well. Please do not place them in the oven or over direct heat, this could cause damage to the glossy finish.
Over the centuries, Hasami porcelain has become more popular domestically and internationally. Today it exists in a variety of designs both traditional and contemporary by mixing historic and modern forms. Nakaoyama is an ideal environment for the manufacture of porcelain since it provides the necessary natural resources such as porcelain stone, water, wood for fuel, and suitable locations for horizontal draft kilns.