Seikou Kiln Small Plate Old-kutani (Ko-kutani) Japanese folk tales Style UrashimataroRegular price ¥1,700
This plate is the work of Seikou Kiln, a famous kiln for Kutani-yaki color painting. The uniquely developed Japanese paints, with their transparency and depth of layers, enhance the charm of the work. The traditional patterns that have been created over the past 360 years have been harmonized with the modern world to create products that are pleasing to the eye. Blue Suburban Kiln These products are recommended for both daily use and as gifts. Please enjoy the elegant texture with a sense of dignity.
The motif of this dish is based on the story of Urashimataro, a turtle who is given a big thank-you by a rescued turtle at an underwater castle, but when he returns to the surface, he finds that the time has changed.
|Size||(D) 5inches x (H) 0.5inches|
|Material||Porcelain (Kutani ware)|
|Origin||Made in Japan, in Ishikawa Prefecture|
What is "Ko kutani"
Ko Kutani is Old Kutani, which refers to the Japanese porcelain that is the most beautifully crafted ceramic in the world. The intricate details of Japanese traditions painted in vibrant colors are nothing less than awe-inspiring. Still getting the world attention it deserves, Kutani ware goes back about 300 years. Sources confirm that Kutani was first introduced in 1655. Lord Maeda Toshiharu ordered Goto Saijiro to take a trip to Arita Village located in the Hizen Province. This village in Saga Prefecture was the hub of Kutani porcelain and Goto Saijiro was assigned to learn the art. Kutani at the time was new and learning the glazing technique of porcelain was considered art.
What is Seikou Kiln
Seikou kiln was opened in Terai-machi, Ishikawa Prefecture, in 1935, and its main purpose has been to create more modern Kutani ware using the styles of previous generations.
We are particularly proud of our blue hand Kutani yaki ware, and we are constantly pursuing designs and shapes that appeal to modern sensibilities, as well as creating elegant and profound handicrafts based on the unique color tones that have been developed through decades of research.