Jicon – Chrysanthemum plate – Handcrafted Porcelain – medium
JICON is a porcelain brand launched together with a Japanese designer, OJI Masanori. The brand name means “porcelain (JI) in modern times (CON).” In the Buddhist words, JICON means “seize the day.” It also denotes “porcelain (JI) created by the house of IMAMURA” of the Touetsugama kiln, founded 350 years ago. (Note that “IMA” means “modern times” in Japanese and can be paraphrased as “CON.”) The founder of the JICON brand, IMAMURA Hajime, later in 2014 became independent as IMAMURA Porcealin. IMAMURA Porcelain makes porcelains for daily life with their traditional white porcelain techniques using Amakusa Touseki (porcelain stone).