Oribe Dot Square Plate by Nobuhiro Hashiguchi
This is a square plate with dots in a green Oribe style glaze. It was made by Nobuhiro Hashiguchi in his Kasama studio.
Size:19 x 19 (cm), depth 1.5cm
About Nobuhiro Hashiguchi
On a hill overlooking green rice fields, veteran Kasama potter Nobuhiro Hashiguchi works in the rich leafy shade of the Oribe glaze. This is a colour associated with classic Japanese teaware, although Hashiguchi has it appear in many contexts. Patterns that are also classic, such as the ichimatsu chequerboard motif or the tilted lines of yoroke-jima appear within Hashiguchi’s work, but like his colour palette, never overwhelm it with a sense of tradition. “I wanted to make something delicate, but this Oribe, this green, somehow reached out. It’s a strong colour… that seemed to act as a guide”. His journey to this style, and from his hometown of Nagasaki to this hill in Kasama - was one of accidental discovery. Indisputable throughout was Hashiguchi’s skill as a potter, and with the individuality of his thin black stripes and thick green patterns he is both emblematic of Kasama, and unlike anyone else working there.