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Sakura Shippo Ware Slim Pen Tray

Sale price$40.00 USD

3 in stock

This slim pen tray, adorned with a charming cherry tree and blossoms against a shining silver background, is a traditional Japanese craft known as Shippo ware (Japanese cloisonne). Each design is meticulously hand-painted with glassy enamel on copper and fired at a high temperature of around 800 degrees, resulting in colors that are more vivid than those of ceramics. Because it is made from glass, the colors and patterns never fade, allowing it to be passed down from generation to generation.

The tray is sized to comfortably hold two pens with some space to spare, making it perfect for adding a touch of Japanese elegance and vibrancy to your desk.

Sakura is a beautiful flower beloved by both Japanese people and those overseas. In Japan, it is also considered an auspicious flower. In the past, the blooming of Sakura was used to predict the year's grain harvest, symbolizing "abundant crops" and good fortune. Additionally, the sight of Sakura blooming all at once is said to represent "prosperity and abundance. If you are looking for a gift for someone who appreciates artisanship, Japanese tradition, stationery, or journaling, I highly recommend this tray.

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Details

  • Brand: Saikosha
  • Quantity: 1 pen tray
  • Size: 2.3×7.9inches/ 5.8×20cm
  • Weight:  4.4oz / 125g
  • Material: Glass on Copper
  • Note: Each piece is uniquely handmade, so expect some individual differences.

Japanese Art of Copper and Glass by Saikosha

Saikosha, the largest kiln producing Shippo ware in Japan, has made significant contributions to the long history of Shippo ware, which dates back to the 6th or 7th century. Their mission is to "continuously challenge the spirit of bringing tradition to life in the modern era." Despite the gradual decline in demand for traditional crafts, they strive to preserve the beauty of Shippo ware for contemporary times. They create various items, including vases, plates, pen trays, and accessories, that are cherished by modern audiences.

Compared to other famous traditional crafts like Wajima lacquerware, Shippo ware has become less well-known in Japan. However, its vivid colors and unfading beauty, achieved through its glass enamel, have garnered a dedicated following, and it is often sold in high-end department stores. We invite you to enjoy this beauty in your country, right on your desk.

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Sakura Shippo Ware Slim Pen Tray Sale price$40.00 USD