Brand Story - Ando Shippo ( ando cloisonne)
The charm of cloisonne ware
Owari cloisonne ware (wired cloisonne) is a ceramic glazed metallic material with a silver streak, and the creation of it began with a manufacturing method of cloisonne ware, found by Tsunekichi Kaji in the Tenpo era. After that, with the improvement of glazes and the manufacturing method by scientific technological development in the late 1800s, and the increased attention towards Japanese art works mainly from the west, it has been rewarded many times as the most attractive Japanese craft at the world exposition.
The Ando-cloisonne ware shop has claimed many awards since its foundation in the 13th year of the Meiji era (1880), also has become a purveyor to the Imperial Household Agency in the 33rd year of the Meiji era. We have been making the best effort to keep the tradition and hand the sophisticated beauty down to posterity. We hope you would find out how many steps and much of the high techniques and efforts that are required by the craftsmen to make one beautiful cloisonne ware, by going through the method.
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