Yoneda Yuzan Kiln Kutani Rabbit with Colorful Mallet of LuckRegular price $156.00 Save Liquid error (snippets/product-template line 133): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
This Kutani ware home decoration is in the design of a colorful lucky mallet called a "Kozuchi" and a hopping rabbit which is the zodiac sign for the year 2023.
A "Kozuchi" is a mythical lucky mallet, which appears often in Japanese folklore. According to legend, anyone who holds the Kozuchi and shakes it will have their wish granted. 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 "Mizunoto-u" represents calmness and gentle warmth which can be felt through its round shape and dainty smile.
The unique and traditional method used to decorate the surface of the mallet is a technique called "mori-e" which is similar to the technique of slip trailing. A thick paint is squeezed out of an "icchin," a dispenser with a fine tip, and patterns are carefully painted onto the surface. Mori-e adds decorative patterns and tactile textures to smooth porcelain surfaces.
The Kozuchi is well-designed and beautifully decorated in an elegant deep red with a black handle. Right below the rabbit, the character which means "good fortune" is written in a festive gold color with a mori-e outline. Auspicious designs of pine trees, bamboo leaves and plum blossoms also adorn the surface of the mallet along with intricate small dots and thin lines. The handle of the Kozuchi is tied with a fringed red Edo braided cord.
Set on a wooden tray with a red felt cloth, the Kozuchi is given 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.
For over 60 years, Yoneda Yuzan Kiln has been offering beautiful decorative figurines. The tradition of Kutani ware is still present in their works, with a painting technique called "mori-e" that resembles slip trailing applied to each piece.
Created with care and intricacy, figurines made by Yoneda Yuzan Kiln are aimed to provide luck and prosperity to both business and home environments while also delivering comfort and harmony.
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 as this item comes in a well-crafted paper box with a lid labeled with the characters for "Kutani ware" in Japanese.
- Dimension: [Kozuchi]13cm(5.1in) x 8cm(3.1in) x H10.5cm(4.1in)/[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: Yoneda Yuzan Kiln