Rice bowl "ikkanjin"

- HASAMI YAKI, Takayama Pottery studio -

Hasami porcelain, indigo blue, with a small lucky dwarf


Japanese rice bowl with a traditional Japanese pattern in chic indigo blue. 

Even more unusual is the "Ikkanjin doll", which is firmly attached to the side of the bowl. 

The magnificent patterns on the entire surface of the rice bowl are all classic Japanese patterns that are considered to be good luck: 

floral birds (kacho 花鳥), blue sea waves (seigaiha 青海波), and plum blossom in a hexagon (kikkou-ume 亀甲梅)

Hasami-Porzellan, indigoblau, mit kleinem Glückszwe


Japanische Reisschale mit traditionell japanischem Muster in schickem Indigoblau. Noch ungewöhnlicher ist die "Ikkanjin-Puppe", die fest an der Seite der Schale angebracht ist.


Die prächtigen Muster auf der Oberfläche der Reisschale sind allesamt klassische japanische Muster, die als Glücksbringer gelten:


florale Vögel (kacho 花鳥), blaue Meereswellen (seigaiha 青海波) und Pflaumenblüte in einem Hexagon (kikkou-ume 亀甲梅)

🔸Ikkanjin 一閑人- a small lucky dwarf

What is "Ikkanjin"?

"Ikkanjin" refers to a design in which a small China-style doll is attached to the edge or lid of the tableware, and it was introduced from China and mainly used for a tea utensils in Japan. 

The word ikkanjin means "leisured person", "free-spirited person", or "Bohemian", someone who has a lot of free time, and it is said that this is him looking into the well. (But our Ikkanjin hasn't reached the top to look down yet, he's on the way! ^ ^)


It is a happy person who can roam freely as he likes, without being tied to the world... Nowadays, there are not only "human" style, but also owls, rabbits or other animals. 


Was ist „Ikkanjin“?

"Ikkanjin" bezieht sich auf ein Design, bei dem eine kleine Puppe im chinesischen Stil am Rand oder Deckel des Geschirrs befestigt ist, und es wurde aus China eingeführt und hauptsächlich für Teeutensilien in Japan verwendet.


Das Wort ikkanjin bedeutet „Müßiggänger“, „Freigeister“ oder „Bohemien“, jemand, der viel Freizeit hat, und man sagt, er sei es, der in den Brunnen schaut. (Aber unser Ikkanjin ist noch nicht oben angekommen, um nach unten zu schauen, er ist auf dem Weg! ^ ^) 


Es ist ein glücklicher Mensch, der sich frei bewegen kann, wie er will, ohne an die Welt gebunden zu sein... Heutzutage gibt es nicht nur "menschlichen" Stil, sondern auch Eulen, Hasen oder andere Tiere.


🔸Rice bowl "Ikkanjin" blue, red

☆ Rice bowl "Ikkanjin" (blue / red)


[ Variation ]   

     Blue Ikkanjin doll

     Red Ikkanjin doll
[ Größe (ca.)/ size (approx.) ]      

     Blue: Φ. 11,5 cm x H. 6 cm

      Red: Φ 11 cm x H. 5,5 cm   

[ Gewicht (ca.)/ weight (approx.) ]       
      Blue: 170 g

         Red: 150 g

[ Material/ material ]       Porzellan/ Porcelain (Hasami ware))

[ Studio ]      Takayama Pottery Studio

[ Hergestellt/ origin ]       Hasami, Nagasaki/Japan



- Mikrowellengeeignet 

- Spülmachinengeeignet (Händewaschen wird empfohlen, da die Ikkanjin-Puppe durch Stöße gegen andere Waren in der Spülmaschine beschädigt werden kann.)



- Microwave-safe

- Dishwasher-safe  (Hand washing is recommended as the Ikkanjin doll can be damaged by bumping into other goods in the dishwasher.) 


↓Select color 

Ikkanjin Rice bowl

19,50 €

  • Lieferzeit 2-3 Werktage *1 / Shipping 2-3 working days *1

* We have also "IKKANJIN Tea cups" in the same series. ☞ SHOP

🔸Hasami ware - 波佐見焼

Hasami-yaki porcelain, which is characterized by the beauty of white porcelain and the delicate painting in indigo, is a pottery made at Hasami Town in the northern part of Nagasaki Prefecture. The town is surrounded by mountains, and produce abundant good material. 


The name "Hasami-yaki" may be unfamiliar to people overseas, but Hasami is a neighboring town of Arita, which is famous worldwide for Arita-yaki, and in fact, has the same roots. This region, including Hasami, which has a history of more than 400 years and still holds a large share of daily tableware, was registered as a Japanese cultural heritage in 2016.


In former days, all the pottery from this region was shipped overseas from Imari Port, so it was called "IMARI-yaki ware".


In the Meiji era (1868-1912), with the development of railroad transportation, pottery from this area was distributed nationwide from Arita Town, where the shipping station was located, thus Hasami-yaki and Arita-yaki were all called "Arita-yaki" together.

Therefore, much of what was sold as Arita-yaki at that time actually contained Hasami-yaki ware. 


However, due to the revision of the law in the 2000s, the stricter notation of production area was enforced. From this point on, Hasami-yaki ware and Arita-yaki ware will be clearly separated from each other, and will be restarted from scratch as "Hasami ware".