Takenishi Collection

 

Born into a family of potters in Tobe, Ehime Prefecture, Japan, Yoshito Takenishi has been working with pottery for over 40 years. His father founded Keisen-gama (Keisen Kiln) in 1966 and in 2001, Takenishi inherited the workshop and renamed it Joshua Koubou (Joshua Atelier) after his signature blue color, Joshua Blue. Though he continues to preserve the techniques and traditions that his father passed down to him, Takenishi is creating new and unprecedented Tobe ware with timeless beauty.

Joshua Blue is the product of tedious experimentation and refinement. For over five years, Takenishi dedicated himself toward the creation of this rich deep blue color, ultimately developing such severe tenosynovitis that he could barely hold his chopsticks after spraying tenaciously with his paint gun. After finishing development, the Joshua Blue gradient has become the flagship feature of Takenishi's pottery, and is nothing short of masterful.

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Japanese modern dinnerware 4-piece Seto Blue set dinner plate salad plate bowl mug
All occasion dishware made in Japan Shima White 4 piece modern style glossy white glaze deep blue accents
Midnight blue dissolving to white Japanese modern ramen bowl
Midnight blue dissolving to white Japanese modern ramen bowl
Two tea cup set Kage Ao with linen wrapped tea sampler fitted into sectioned wooden box
Two cup Japanese tea set, Joshua Blue with linen wrapped tea sampler, white washi covered box
Japanese sake cup collaboration Suiroku elegantly packaged in signed wooden box
Midnight blue and white Japanese modern Suiroku vase packaged in signed wooden box
Modern Japanese ceramic Seto Blue mug deep blue glaze diffusing to lighter shades of blue at base
Contemporary Japanese mug Shima White glaze diffusing to a deep blue at base
Japanese modern deep blue dinner plate Seto Blue collection
Modern Japanese ceramic dinner plate Shima White glaze deep blue border diffusing to delicate green at rim
Modern Japanese ceramic Seto Blue Bowl deep blue glaze diffusing to glossy white
Modern simple elegant Shima White bowl deep blue glaze outside diffusing to white at base deep blue bottom rim
Japanese modern salad plate Seto Blue Collection deep blue glaze diffusing to white one edge
Japanese salad plate design Shima White glossy white glaze diffusing to deep blue border
Contemporary Japanese tableware Seto Blue pasta bowl glossy white glaze diffusing to deep blue
Genuine Japanese dinnerware Shima White pasta bowl glossy deep blue glaze diffusing to white at base
Modern blue and white Japanese ceramic small dessert cup Seto Blue Collection white and deep blue glaze
Modern elegant Shima White Japanese dessert cup deep blue interior
White dessert plate Joshua Blue Premium with deep blue moon shaped crescent
Japan-made coffee cup Shima White Seto Blue deep blue glaze contrasting white saucer matching deep blue border
Sugar and creamer set Shima White Seto Blue made in Japan glossy white and deep blue colors
Blue and white Tobe Japanese ceramic vase Rin 1 organic round cornered rectangular shape cylindrical opening
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Modern blue and white small vase Rin 2 round-cornered rectangular vase with a cylindrical opening at the top
Deep blue accented ceramic bud vase Rin 3 disk-like shape with vertical orientation cylindrical opening
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Japanese contemporary design using traditional craft Rin 4 vase elegant disk-like shape
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One stem flower vase Rin 5 made in Japan elegant disk-like container cylindrical opening
Unusual shaped vase made in Japan Rin 6 disk-like container with cylindrical opening
Blue and white Japanese ceramic bud vase with blue circular patterns
One-of-a kind  handmade Japanese ceramic vase with organic round cornered rectangular shape and cylindrical opening
Contemporary single stem bud vase with deep blue and white glaze
Rin 10 | Blue and White Japanese Vase
Contemporary handcrafted bud vase with deep blue and white glaze
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