question from a reader…

Happu
 

Andrea emailed me with the following question…."Hello Bloesem, I have a piece of pottery which looks Scandinavian -  it is an Ice Bucket with the words ‘happu’   printed underneath. I can not find any pottery by this name.  Does it mean anything to you?  It looks Finnish"….I'm sorry I couldn't find the answer either, perhaps you know?

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  1. Laura

    It is Japanese. I found some on ebay:
    Happu Folkware stoneware. The advertising paper describes the pieces:

    Originated centuries ago in the Ise district of Japan and is still made only there by age-old techniques which have been handed down from generation to generation. A special clay found in the region, legendary sacred waters, and talented local artisans are the secret to this uniqueness of this famous hand decorated folkware.


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