This RIMPA Style Kyoto Pottery Small Plate Iris has a depth that brings this representation of Japan’s nature to life, whilst being more modern in its vibrancy. “Rimpa” is a word made by combining the “Rin” character from the name of Ogata Kōrin (1658-1716), a painter of the style who came 100 years after Sōtatsu, and “Ha” which means faction or school. Using bold, floral shapes atop more natural textures, looking into this design truly reveals Japan’s nature.
Rokubeygama was opened in 1771 in the Gojyosaka area of Kyoto by its founder, Kiyomizu Rokubey. After 250 years, Rokubeygama is currently in its eighth generation and has become a well-respected family of artistic pottery. Following the rise in popularity of Kyo-yaki, the principals of each generation have since been creating pieces using this traditional technique. Under the supervision of the current owner Kiyomizu Rokubey, Rokubeygama continues to produce works that suit the modern lifestyle such as dishes, vases, ornaments, and tea sets.