Seikou Kiln Shishi Kutani Sauce Plate
This is a Japanese small plate featuring a Shishi. Shishi is an imaginary creature that looks like a lion. It is believe to have the power to get rid of evil and plague.
Perfect size as a sauce plate. It is also versatile to serve cheese, nuts, condiments, and other small food. Or you may put a small portion of food or relishes in, place it on a larger plate or into a bento box for more stylish and sophisticated food presentation.
Each piece is uniquely hand-painted by a dedicated artisan of Kutani ware, making the texture of the plate warm and appealing.
It is a great gift to yourself or for your loved ones.
See more items from our Kutani ware collection to create traditional meets modern Japanese table setting.
- Dimension: D9.5cm(3.7in) x H1.8cm(0.7in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Seikou Kiln
Seikou Kiln Shishi Series
Shishimai, a traditional art of dancing wearing a lion mask, is performed at New Year's events and sunny days all over Japan. Shishi (lion) has been believed to bring happiness, ward off bad luck and evil spirits since ancient times.
This series is perfect for gifts and celebrations to wish happiness to your loved ones.
ABOUT SEIKOU KILN
In early Taisho era, (about 100 years ago) Seikou Kiln opened its kiln in Nomi city of Ishikawa prefecture.
Seikou Kiln researched Japanese overglaze paint for Kutani for years. Finally, they realized the product with high quality like hand paint by printing paper. Transparency of glassy glaze and thick overglaze paint are as same quality as hand paint work.
“Expression which inherits Ko Kutani by using Japanese overglaze paint.”
“Consistent with improving quality of Kutani ware as a craft.”
“Offer unique elegance of Kutani ware in reasonable price which is acceptable for market.”
These 3 are principles of Seikou porcelain. With their as high quality as hand paint, Seikou tells attractiveness of Kutani ware to modern life. They won many awards such as at “Charming Japanese Souvenir Contest” by Japan Tourism Agency or at “Gourmet & Dining Style Show.
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.