Japanese Meissen - Shibukusayaki porcelain

Shibukusayaki porcelain is from Hida Region in Central Japan. It originates back to 1841. It is particularly interesting as you can see both pottery and porcelain production, although there are only two pottery manufacturers. One manufacturer kept the original porcelain production and the other changed from porcelain to pottery protecting some tradition but also trying to find new and innovative way.

The local pottery stones are used as the base and the glaze decoration done all by hand by skilled masters. 

Its characteristic lies in the detailed and elegant over-glaze decoration such as this porcelain plate with pink-red color decoration. As each is drawn by hand, there is no other plate with exact same pattern. 

Since this porcelain is very high quality, it is often called Japanese Meissen (famous porcelain manufacturer in Germany).