Bizan Kiln Hokusai Kuro Fuji Kutani Round Plate
This plate features “Kuro(Black)Fuji", said to be a twin of "Aka(Red)Fuji" by Katsushika Hokusai.
Different from the majestic and generous Fuji in "Aka Fuji," "Kuro Fuji" depicts a wild and stormy Mt Fuji with the summer cumulonimbus clouds and lightning, giving the impression of nature's strength and dynamism.
Hokusai draws many pictures with Mt. Fuji as a motif. Mt. Fuji, a mountain loved by Japanese people, changes its appearance surprisingly depending on the season and weather, but Hokusai's deep observation and skillful expressiveness give each painting a depth and wonderful impression.
The size is great for serving side dish, breads, desserts and fruits. It also makes a perfect home decoration when used with a stand.
It is a perfect gift for people who love Japanese art and culture.
See more items from our Hokusai collection to enjoy the world of his art.
- Dimension: D15cm(5.9in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Brand: Bizan Kiln
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Note: Plate stand included
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ABOUT BIZAN KILN
Bizan Kiln was established in the late Meiji period as a Kutani ware painting kiln.
They have been a famous kiln that has continued to be loved by people by incorporating the trend of the times into their traditional style.
Their works are painted based on the Kutani Gosai (five colors of Kutani), which has been handed down for 360 years, and the tradition matches the modern life, making it enjoyable to use.
Bizan Kiln will continue to be loved by people who inherit the tradition of Kutani ware.
About kutani ware
Kutani ware is a type of pottery produced in the Kaga region of Ishikawa Prefecture and it has a history of over 350 years.
It is characterized by the heavy brilliance of the five colors of green, yellow, red, purple, and navy blue that are applied to the bold and daring lines.
Its long history has evolved through the tireless efforts and enthusiasm of people who have sought innovation while maintaining tradition.
In the early 1700s, the Kutani kilns were closed, but about 80 years later they were opened and Kutani ware was revived.
The beauty of the various styles and methods of painting is known as "Japan Kutani" and is highly regarded around the world.