Choho Kiln Kutani Rabbit with Red Mallet of LuckRegular price $260.00 Save Liquid error (snippets/product-template line 133): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
This Kutani Ware home decoration is in the design of a lucky mallet called a "Kozuchi" and a rabbit which is the zodiac sign for the year 2023.
A "Kozuchi" is a mythical lucky mallet that is said to produce anything wished for by the person who shakes it. It is one of the treasures that appear in Japanese old stories. The rabbit on the mallet is called a "Mizunoto-u" which is the specific name for the zodiac rabbit sign for the year 2023. The rabbit for the year of 2023 represents calmness and gentle warmth which can be felt through its rounded shape and adorable expression.
The Kozuchi is well-designed and beautifully decorated in a deep red and festive gold color with auspicious designs of pine trees, bamboo leaves and plum blossoms. The handle of the Kozuchi is tied with a fringed red Edo braided cord.
The Kozuchi is set on a wooden tray with a red felt cloth that gives the piece a special and auspicious appearance. This Kozuchi also comes with a wooden plate written with the name of the kiln and the Japanese character for Kutani. A wonderful home decor item to set in a room for good luck and to add a festive atmosphere.
Choho Kiln was established at the end of the Taisho era (1912-1926), and has continued to operate as a wholesaler and manufacturer of Kutani Ware.
Chosaku Nishi, the first generation Choho and his younger brother studied and developed the "mori-e" technique of painting to be used to decorate figurines and larger decor items. Mori-e is the technique where thick paint is squeezed out of an "icchin," a dispenser with a fine tip, and patterns are carefully painted onto a surface. This technique suited Kutani figurines very well, and henceforth mori-e became the mainstream technique to decorate Kutani Ware figurines and larger items.
Choho II learned various techniques from his father and established the foundation of Choho Kiln.
In recent years, their main products have been interior decorations and ornaments. Choho III continues to preserve traditional techniques and patterns while adopting the modern sense of new designs.
Kutani Ware in the zodiac motif of the year have long been celebrated as lucky charms to welcome the New Year. This is a great gift for people who love Japanese culture and art.
- Dimension: [Kozuchi]12cm(4.7in) x 10cm(3.9in) x H12cm(4.7in)/[Wooden tray] W17.8cm(7.0in) x 11.8cm(4.6in) x 1.5cm(0.6in)
- Material: Porcelain, wood, felt
- Origin: Made in Japan - Kutani Ware
- Brand: Choho Kiln