Tosen Kiln Wind God and Thunder God Kiyomizu Ware Plate 9.4in
Featuring the distinctive “nami-yu” glaze, which is made from the ashes of the Kyoto forest, the plate has a natural base color in yellowish cream-white.
Founded in 1868 as a Kiyomizu ware wholesaler in Kyoto, Tosen Kiln uses its own blend of soil and glaze, preserving the methods and quality of the works of Nonomura Ninsei, the renowned potter who is said to have established the art of Kyo ware in the 17th century.
The paintwork is done by individual Japanese-style painters, pursuing their own originality and depth beyond the expectations for a mere decorative. This particular piece presents the deities of "Fujin Raijin" (Wind God and Thunder God). Not only are they deities of the supernatural but are also believed to be the attendants of the wise Buddha. The Wind God is riding his cloud carrying a cloth which lets him control the wind at his own guise, and the Thunder God holds a ring of drums.
The detailed drawings are directly painted onto the bisqued plate which require unique skills as paint is quickly absorbed by the clay surface. The art of underglaze painting uses more restraint colors of blue and brown, giving the piece a more subdued impression. As the paint is absorbed under the glaze, the result is the more lucid and transparent finish of the delicate brush work, as opposed to the more solid pigments of paint above glaze. The finishing touch to the plate is a lining of gold. Due to its delicate characteristics, gold can only be applied as an overglaze to truly display its beautiful color.
It is 24cm(9.4in) in diameter and can be used as a main plate to serve a plentiful amount of sushi for a small gathering. The stunning painting is also suitable for display with a plate stand.
Tosen Kiln introduces the timeless techniques of Kiyomizu ware through their delicate hand painting and modeling styles. The intricate paintings on the stoneware breathe warmth and beauty into the pieces and tell stories of the diligence needed to create them.
- Dimension: D24cm(9.4in) x H3.7cm(1.5in)
- Material: Stoneware
- Origin: Made in Japan - Kiyomizu Ware
- Brand: Tosen Kiln
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ABOUT TOSEN KILN
Tosen Kiln introduces the traditional techniques of Kiyomizu ware through their delicate hand painting and modeling styles.
The intricate paintings breathe warmth and beauty into their pieces and tell stories of the diligence needed to create them.
ABOUT Kyo Ware and Kiyomizu Ware
"Emblematic Pottery Flourishes in the Old Capital of Japan"
Kyo ware and Kiyomizu ware is one of Kyoto's representative crafts. Its a traditional craft designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, named Kyo-yaki or Kiyomizu-yaki in Japanese.
There is no specific style, and all pottery techniques from various regions of Japan are used. Another characteristic of Kyo ware is that all processes, such as pottery wheel turning and painting, are done by hand. With a history that has developed along with traditional culture, Kyo ware is characterized by delicate painting and excellent modeling skills, resulting in ceramics of great elegance and highly pictorial qualities. Kyo ware and Kiyomizu ware were designated as traditional crafts by the Japanese government in 1977 and are very popular for its artistic quality.