Mitsui Tamekichi Colored Flower Patterns Sake Set

JPY ¥300,000

Only 1 piece in stock!

Embrace the elegance of Japanese artistic heritage with the Mitsui Tamekichi Colored Flower Pattern Sake Set. This exquisite piece, crafted in the revered ko-Kutani style, embodies the brilliant fusion of cultural legacy and aesthetic sophistication that characterizes Mitsui Tamekichi's work.

The gourd-shaped Tokkuri sake carafe and two accompanying sake cups are each adorned with identical botanical and traditional geometric patterns, exuding a harmonious blend of meticulous detail and dynamic rhythm that elevates any sake-drinking occasion. Even displayed on your home bar, this set is sure to captivate all who behold it.

Crafted under the hands of Mitsui Tamekichi, a name synonymous with Kutani ware's exquisite porcelain artistry, this vase embodies the philosophical depth that Kutani ware portrays through depictions of nature, embraced by the samurai class during the Edo period (1603 CE–1868 CE). Each vase and sake cup is a hand-painted masterpiece, promising to enchant generations with its vibrant narrative and artistic excellence.


  • Quantity: 1 sake carafe and 2 cups
  • Dimension: [Tokkuri sake carafe] D 8.5 cm (3.3 in) x H 19 cm (7.5 in)
    [Sake cups]  D 6.3 cm (2.5 in) x H 3.5 cm (1.3 in)
  • Material: Porcelain 
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Kutani ware
  • Brand: Mitsui Tamekichi

The gourd-shaped tokkuri sake carafe, believed to bring good luck, exemplifies the exquisite craftsmanship of Kutani ware, captivating the viewer's attention. The smooth curves and flowing lines of its unique yomodasuki "square patterns," rendered in vibrant green and other traditional Kutani ware motifs, transcend mere functionality. This piece becomes a magnificent depiction of nature’s serene beauty.


Mitsui Tamekichi, an established name in the exquisite porcelain artistry of Kutani ware, stands as a symbol of Japan's rich cultural heritage, vibrantly captured through its polychrome palette of Kutani gosai “five colors": red, yellow, purple, navy blue, and green. Under the stewardship of Mitsui Tamekichi the third, this family kiln honors generations of meticulous craftsmanship, weaving detailed, hand-painted designs that exemplify the masterful balance of color and space in the ko-Kutani painting style.

With Mitsui Tatsuya poised as the successor, the kiln’s legacy is set to continue, merging reverence for its historical depth with a vision for innovation. Tatsuya's evolution from apprentice to a recognized Traditional Craftsperson, under the tutelage of his father, encapsulates a commitment to excellence and the preservation of the enchanting beauty of Kutani ware. The timeless allure of Mitsui Tamekichi’s Kutani ware remains a celebrated and cherished art form.

View Mitsui Tamekichi Collection