Choemon Piper Kutani Ware Small Plate - JAPAN KUTANI SHOP by Musubi Kiln
Choemon Piper Kutani Ware Small Plate - JAPAN KUTANI SHOP by Musubi Kiln
Choemon Piper Kutani Ware Small Plate - JAPAN KUTANI SHOP by Musubi Kiln
Choemon Piper Kutani Ware Small Plate - JAPAN KUTANI SHOP by Musubi Kiln
Choemon Piper Kutani Ware Small Plate - JAPAN KUTANI SHOP by Musubi Kiln

Choemon Flute Player Kutani Bread Plate

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  • Dimension: D15cm(5.9in) x H3cm(1.18in)
  • Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
  • Origin: Made in Japan
  • Notes:
    - Do not use harsh detergents


A flat plate with a Vertical flute player, a motif that the Kutani Choemon kiln has been drawing for over 60 years.

This kind of free and playful design is unique to Kutani Choemon. It is a classic, yet somehow new style.

It is a highly versatile small plate that can be used for meals and tea time. You may also want to use it as a pretty saucer. 



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.


Chronological Tables 

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.”

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Our international shipping is offered through DHL.

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Delivery Policy

Most of the products are shipped within 5 working days after the order confirmation.
Please be advised that it may take more than 5 working days to ship if the products need to be back-ordered.

When you order several items at a time, we ship them all together.

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Moreover, your items are considered as imports. You will be fully responsible for import duties, taxes and brokerage fees (if any) in your country.
These fees may be charged you when your package enters your country (they are not included in payment on our website).

Packing / Damage

We pack your items carefully to ensure a trouble-free delivery of your goods.We regularly ship more than hundreds products in a month and we face less than 1 trouble in a month.

We guarantee our products to arrive in perfect condition. In the event that an item from your order is damaged during shipping, please email us with a detailed photo of the damage within 48 hours of your delivery.

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We understand that custom fees are worrying for some customers. We hope that you are reassured by the fact that, when buying on JAPAN KUTANI SHOP, you really are ordering direct from Japan- getting authentic and original Japanese items that are not easily found anywhere else.

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For our customers in the USA: Most packages with a declared value under $2000 USD will be cleared without any fee. We ship to the US every single day and we have never had any issues with customs.

For our customers in Australia: Orders below $1000 AUD are regarded as 'low value imports' by Australian customs. As of 01 July 2018, customs duties may apply to any goods imported from overseas by consumers in Australia. For more information, please visit the Australian customs website.

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For our customers in the EU:
EU Directives calculate the Total Value of the order as a combination of the price of product and shipping fees.

- For orders with a Total Value of 22 Euros and below: Exempted from both tax and import duty.
- For orders with a Total Value ranging between 22 to 150 euros: The buyer is responsible for paying the consumption tax of the total value. 
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How to care Kutani ware

There are two types of Kutani ware works: porcelain and pottery.

Porcelain is made from a fine-grained white clay called kaolin, with added ingredients such as feldspar and fine bone ash. It has the property of being thinner, but stronger and more durable.

Pottery, on the other hand, is made from natural clay and fired at temperatures between 900~1200 degrees Celsius. The composition of the clay, its position in the kiln, the season of firing, and the weather are all intricately intertwined.

Unlike industrial products, each piece is different in color and size, and therefore, the pieces are never exactly the same.

Our potteries are made to be used in daily life, so there is no need to be overly sensitive, but here are some tips on how to take care of your favorite dishes so that you can use them for a long time.

Beginning of Use

Soil is characterized by its coarse texture and high water absorbency; therefore, it gradually absorbs soy sauce, water and oil from food. To alleviate this problem, you can use "glaze" before using it for the first time.

Medome, or filling, is a process of boiling the pot with rice water (or water with either flour or potato starch dissolved in it), preventing the penetrating of the glaze and clogging up the gaps between the particles of the clay, which can cause stains and odors.

1. Put the tableware and water with enough rice water (or dissolved flour or potato starch) to cover the entire tableware in the pot.

2. Boil over low heat for 15-20 minutes (adjust the heat so large bubbles do not appear).

3. Turn off the heat and let it cool slowly together with the pot.

4. Wash the tableware well.

5. Dry thoroughly.

Each Use

Adding an extra touch before serving will make your food taste better.

To serve hot food, dip the dish in lukewarm water; to serve cold food, dip it in cold water.

This will keep the food warm and prevent soy sauce and oil from penetrating the food.


You can use a soft sponge and a mild detergent to clean the dish. It is important to wash gently with a soft sponge or cloth.

You can use a dishwasher, but we recommend hand washing as much as possible for some items, such as those made of gold and silver, which tend to peel off after a long period of use.

Please dry them thoroughly before storing them in the cupboard for a long period of time. Leaving it moist can cause mold and/or musty odor.

About Penetration

Small cracks in the glaze are caused by the difference in expansion rate between the base material and the glaze. Please enjoy this unique ceramic landscape.

In Case of Stains or Odors

As the tableware is used, some tea stains may appear on the surface.

If it bothers you, soak the tableware in baking soda water for half to a full day and let it dry to remove the smell.

Avoid using bleach as it may corrode the tableware.

Microwave & Oven

Do not use products made of gold or silver in the microwave or oven. Sparks may fly off and cause the surface to become dirty or damaged.

Please be careful with thin teacups and teacups, as their surfaces can heat up easily.

Please refrain from directly exposing products made of multiple materials (e.g. ceramic and metal, glass, etc.) directly on fire or using them in microwave, ovens or dish dryers, as it may cause failure of the glued surface.

Vases, Ornaments, and Figurines

Out of respect for the aesthetics, paints with good coloration may be used - please do not use them as tableware.

To preserve gold and silver ornaments, wipe them lightly with a soft cloth and remove any stains before storing them in order to preserve the colors longer.


Pottery may seem a bit labor intensive.

However, the more work put in, the more you will enjoy the changes over time, and you will start to feel the tableware like your child.

You don't have to overthink about it, but with just a little care, daily meals can be tastier and daily lives can be more enriched. Please enjoy your favorite pottery for many years to come.

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