Choemon “PICNIC” Series Kutani Cup and SaucerRegular price $161.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 131): -Infinity%
- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: 7.1cm(0.27in) x 6.0cm(0.23in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: KUTANI CHOEMON
- Dishwasher-safe（Recommend hand washing for long-term use）
- Please do not use harsh detergents
Grass and flowers in the field, wind, and sunlight.
This cup is designed to make you feel such "outside" air even when you use it inside.
The light form and vivid painting will surely bring a smile to your face.
Each piece is made using an iron mold. You can choose the tumbler with or without a lid.
The manufacturer of Kutani ware, Kutani Choemon, has a long history of about 140 years. In their products, you can feel the traditions of the past and the uniqueness of the new era of Kutani ware.
Kutani Choemon was founded in 1879 in Nomi City, Ishikawa Prefecture. They’re proudly produces Japanese tableware, all lovingly handcrafted by master artisans and drawing upon East Asia’s rich porcelain heritage.
Generally, the work is done separately at each kiln, but they do it in one workshop where the entire process is integrated.
Using the deep and vivid indigo color and the five traditional colors of Kutani ware, their creations take you on a journey to the classical yet fresh and dynamic world of Kutani ware.
1879：Established by Choemon 1st in Terai Village, Nomi-gun, Ishikawa Prefecture, and started hotel business at the same time.
1897：Second generation Choemon became specialized in manufacturing and selling Kutani ware.
1969：Received the honor of offering a flower vase at the request of the Meiji Shrine.
1983：Received the honor of producing vessels for use by the Emperor Hirohito when he visited Ishikawa.
1984：Received the Director-General's Award from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry at the National Exhibition of Traditional Crafts.
1996：The fourth generation received the Medal with Blue Ribbon.
2000：Used for the dinner table at the Okinawa Summit.
2011：Presentation of tableware designed by Jaime Hayon in Milan, Italy / "Skulls and Sweets Jar" is collected by 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
2019：KUTANI CONNEXION is held at Kanazawa Art Club to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the company.
KEIGO KAMIDE / The 6th generation of Kutani Choemon Kiln
Keigo Kamide was born in Ishikawa Prefecture in 1981 and graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2006 with a major in oil painting.
Since the same year, he has been the successor of the Choemon Kiln, and has been involved in many projects, artworks, and designing together with the artisans.
In 2013, he established a limited liability company, Kamide Shigei, and began to engage in full-scale management of the kiln.
He aims to create universal and fresh expressions based on the history of porcelain, which began in the Orient, and to pass on Kutani ware to the present with flexible ideas that are not limited by tradition or boundaries.
One of his representative works is “FUEFUKI". It is very popular in Japan because of its traditional patterns arranged in a unique way.
He has collaborated with a Spanish designer in the past, and has also produced works using porcelain as a material on his own, actively holding solo exhibitions. He continues to create with the motto, “To carry on a tradition means to be creative and inventive one generation at a time.”