Functional and beautiful Imari ceramics selected under the careful eye of the owner
Nobuko Sekikawa attracts a lot of antique fans due to her personality. Her father started Renko-do as an antique dealer of pots for decorative purpose. Later, her mother turned the shop into an antique Imari ceramic shop and now, Nobuko runs the shop offering a variety of antique Imari ceramics such as Sometsuke (underglaze blue), Iroe (multicolored over the glaze) and Shiroji (white porcelain).Brought up by parents who were both antique fans, antique Imari ceramics were like part of her life, Nobuko says.She selects pieces both for their functional purpose as well as their beauty.“The appearance is important though I always consider the functional side of ceramics as well.For example, if the plates can be stacked together and so on.” With such a feminine point of view, Nobuko shows how one can enjoy antiques in daily life.
photo:makoto ito,Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
Fujin-gaho, March issue,2013
|Address||Nishino-cho, Shinmonzen-dori Nawate-higashi-iru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto|
|Recommended||Small cups of antique Imari wares are 10,000-30,000 yen.|
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