traditional Japanese pottery style featuring blue pigment painted on white ceramic

The pattern has been drawn with a pigment known as Gosu on unglazed pottery. The pottery is then baked after glazing. The tasteful pattern is painted in blue pigment in gradation, upon the white shiny ceramic. Sometsuke is a representative Japanese pottery style.

(Katsuji Wakisaka, the textile designer)

The textile design for February is "Blue and White Ceramic"
The motif is light and dark blue shade pattern drawn on the ceramics;
We created the pattern shown on this postcard to best complement the white ceramic upon which our sweets are served.

White ceramic part is made of gyuhi,(sweet bean paste) mix of tsukune yam, and white beans.
We use agar so the pattern will be reflected on ceramic part.
The Plum flavored anko (sweet black bean paste) include pureed plum and chopped plum flesh soaked in honey.We also use small amount of umeshu (plum sake) to give it a subtle flavor.

We collaborated with famous Kyoto patisserie Choukyudou.
Our pop vibrant textile design reflect changes in the seasons and these are also expressed in our wagashi.

SOU・SOU's textile designer Katsuji Wakisaka has been publishing new textile design on monthly magazine, "PHP Special". The seasonal changes are expressed in our wagashi.

We collaborated with The noted Kyoto patisserie Kameya Yoshinaga.
Together we created wagashi that emphasize Japanese seasonal changes as well as our graphic textile prints.

SOU・SOU designed a new flower design corresponding to each month of the year in "Flower Notes For the Four Seasons', the booklet published by Nihon Kadou Sha, operated by Ikenobo*.

Ikenobo is the original school that produced ikebana (traditional Japanese Buddhist floral design) as a unique artform in Japan
over five centuries ago and continue to spread awareness and knowledge of the ikebana tradition worldwide.