Ko-Kutani Gourd Kutani Ware - Small Plate15cm(5.9inch)Regular price $23.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 131): -Infinity%
- Dimension: D15cm(5.9in) x H2cm(0.8in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Seikou Porcelain
- Dishwasher-safe（Recommend hand washing for long-term use）
- Please do not use harsh detergents
The glazed yellow plate features a large bottle gourd and a pine tree on it.
This is a typical design of the Ko-Kutani (old Kutani) style dating back to mid-17th century, depicting the nature-themed daring design and distinctive bright colors of Kutani ware.
In Japan, the gourd is known to bring good fortune and a symbol of lasting posterity and business success.
The presence of this single plate will add a touch of color to your daily life.
Ko-Kutani is one of the most traditional style of Kutani Ware. It’s characteristics are a mighty and lovely design and flowing hairline with five colors of paint (green, yellow, red, purple, dark blue). The style attracts by its dynamic subtle charm. This style prospered under the guidance of Morikage Kusumi, expert of the Kanoschool of Japanese painting.
In early Taisho era, (about 100 years ago) Seikou porcelain opened its kiln in Nomi city of Ishikawa prefecture.
Seikou porcelain researched Japanese overglaze paint for Kutani for years. Finally, they realized the product with high quality like hand paint by printing paper. Transparency of glassy glaze and thick overglaze paint are as same quality as hand paint work.
- Expression which inherits Ko Kutani by using Japanese overglaze paint.
- Consistent with improving quality of Kutani ware as a craft.
- Offer unique elegance of Kutani ware in reasonable price which is acceptable for market.
These 3 are principles of Seikou porcelain. With their as high quality as hand paint, Seikou tells attractiveness of Kutani ware to modern life. They won many awards such as at “Charming Japanese Souvenir Contest” by Japan Tourism Agency or at “Gourmet & Dining Style Show.