TOKYO Teshigoto

Woodblock prints have become plates. The spirit is here in the use of colour, the feeling of washi paper, and the sweet circular form. The warm feel of the paper is paired with a traditional stripe design on each. In one, needle thin lines fall across the paper as “Ame” (rain). In another there is the “Sensuji” pattern of intertwined lines. Elsewhere there is the unsteady feel of the “Yoroke” stripe design where the lines appear almost to be falling over. In others there is the “Tatewaku” design as lines expand and attach themselves to each other. Broad stripes run together in a “Katsuo” (bonito fish) pattern. In the classic scenes of ukiyo-e pictures the people of the Edo-era city often dressed in striped kimonos. Then stripes held a strong meaning of style. This character is felt in these objects, and we take a reminiscent journey to the Edo period with the striped patterns, and on their reverse with the marks and ridges left by the baren tool rubbed across a woodblock (see picture a). Each design is available in large, medium and small sizes, and can be piled on top of one another. The plates may be used to contain sweets, or to store a removed accessory. They could be used to present a gift, or as a gift in themselves. The limit of the imagination is the limit of the application that can be found for these modern objects of traditional style.

W80mm × H20mm × D80mm
W90mm × H20mm × D90mm
W100mm × H20mm × D100mm
Materials: Washi (Japanese paper)
(a set of three sizes: large, medium, and small)

*The information on this site is as of December 2017.

*Sizes, colours and shapes of the actual products may differ slightly as they are handmade.

*Product specifications and suggested retail prices may change without prior notice. Prices shown are all tax exclusive suggested retail prices.