KUTANI YAKI HANDMADE HAPPY BIRDS MUG

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PRODUCT DETAIL

  • Dimension: D7.5 cmx H8.5cm
  • Capacity: 260cc
  • Material: Pottery - Kutani ware
  • Origin: Made in Japan
  • Microwaves and dishwashers are safe, but high-intensity cleaning is prohibited

 

Kutani Ware

 

World color painting porcelain Kutani ware

The source is Kutani

The history of Kutani ware dates back to around 1655 (Meireki 1) in the early Edo period. Toshiharu Maeda, the first feudal lord of the Daishoji feudal clan, who was a branch domain of Kaga, noticed that a porcelain mine was found in the gold mine of Kutani (currently Kutani, Yamanaka Town, Ishikawa Prefecture) in the territory. I ordered Saijiro Goto, who played the role of alchemy, to study pottery in Hizen Arita. It is said that he introduced the technique and built a kiln in Kutani.

The Kutani kiln was suddenly closed around 1730 (Kyoho 15), but the cause is still unknown. The ones that were baked during this period were called Kokutani in posterity, and are highly regarded for their unique and powerful stylistic beauty as a representative of Japanese colored porcelain.

Various styles

Approximately 80 years after the abandoned kiln of Kutani, the Kasugayama kiln was opened in Kanazawa by the Kaga domain, and the era of revival Kutani has begun. Many kilns such as Mokubei style of Kasugayama kiln, Yoshidaya kiln aiming at revival of Kutani ware, Miyamoto kiln of red painting fine drawing, Eiraku kiln of Kinrande appeared, and each I have created a wonderful style of painting.

 

Since the beginning of the Meiji era, Kutani Shoza's colored Kinrande has become famous, and a large amount of Kutani ware has been exported overseas. Today's Kutani ware is being produced more actively than ever before, with the style of painting the kilns of each era as the source.