In around 1984, Japanese tableware and Ko-Imari became popular and we started to manufacture all kinds of soba cups at the request of a trading company in Tokyo. We got an idea from the words, “it’s hard to visit many kilns to purchase soba cups” , so we started planning and developing our own soba cups and decided to make all sorts of them on our own. Until now, we have created more than 1,000 different types of soba cups in 10 different shapes.
At that time, Sometsuke (blue and white porcelain) soba cups were the most popular, but we also developed overglazed soba cups and that made us different. Currently, we produce about 120 kinds of soba cups on a regular basis.
Yes, those are our PREMIUM CHOCO collection.
We prepared a paulownia box with a drawer to create a place for the soba cups.
Their size is a reproduction of the soba cups from the Edo period (1603-1868), which were larger than the modern sized ones. They are also handmade using a potter’s wheel with carefully selected clay, and traditional designs are drawn on the surface. These soba cups come with a small plate in the same design as the cups. These plates can be used for various purposes according to the imagination of the user.
Since the establishment of the company, one of our characteristics has been our hand-painted patterns which are each carefully drawn by our artisans.
We also gift a card which is printed with the same pattern that is hand-painted on the soba cup that explains its meaning. We hope it will help to make your life with our soba cups more enjoyable and be more enriched.
The illustrations were drawn by the actual artisans who do the painting on soba cups. They are very popular with our customers.
We strive to make tableware that highlights the cuisine, so the finish of our patterns is soft and natural.
As both creators and users, we take pleasure in providing tableware that makes our daily lives more comfortable and enriched.
|1964||Workshop relocated to Nanbaru, Arita Town|
|1984||Established Shinohara Keizan Y.K.|
|1996||Opened “Utsuwa Dokoro Keizan” in Kobira, Arita Town|
|2009||Workshop relocated to Oodaru, Arita Town|
|2013||Yumiko Shinohara assumed the position of President|
|2019||Developed a new brand mg&gk (Mogu to Goku)|
|Company Name||Shinohara Keizan Co.,Ltd.|
|Address||2-3-12, Oodaru, Arita-cho, Nishimatsuura gun, Saga, 844-0004, JAPAN|
|Business Commercial||Manufacture and sale of ceramics|
|Incorporation of the Company||2 May, 1984|
|Products||Household and commercial tableware|