Non poteva mancare una visita al Japanese Pavillon del Lacma. Naturalmente c'ero già stata ma questa volta ho visto gli oggetti esposti con un altro occhio ed un'altra comprensione.
I could not fail to visit the Japanese Pavillion at Lacma. Of course I had already been there but this time I saw the exhibited objects with another eye and another understanding.
This porcelain is known as Nabeshima porcelain, produced in the first half of the 19th century. The Nabeshima was a clan of samurai who had the control of the production used by themselves or given as a gift to lords belonging to other very powerful clans. The porcelains had to be absolutely perfect, those who weren't were destroyed. Therefore they are rare and precious; they are characterized by delicacy of shapes, purity of color and particular patterns.
Porcelain has always been my passion and until a short time ago nothing else was found in my home. Recently I started to appreciate other kind of ceramics like vitrified earthenware and raku.
Look how pretty the little cloth bag is, I have a similar one that I started if Fujino and that, to my great shame, I haven't finished yet.
Ma la più grande meraviglia in esposizione era questa, un kimono cerimoniale portato in America da una sposa. Lascerò le immagini parlare per me.
The greatest of wonders that I saw was this ceremonial kimono that was brought in the United States by a bride. I will let the pictures talk for me.