Bizan Kiln Baby Pig Kutani Teacup

JPY ¥16,700

This cute cup features a happy pig jumping around in the grass with flowers. The pig is a symbol of happiness, wealth and prosperity in Japan. Kutani ware uses a brush for painting with Japanese coloring paint, as you can see the painted part is slightly thickened.

The shape is crafted by potter's wheel and you can feel the warmth and comfort to hold it in your hand. Not only drinking tea or coffee, it is also perfect for use in soups, yogurt, ice cream and many other dishes. Furthermore, put a small portion of food or containments in, place it on a larger plate or into a bento box for more stylish and sophisticated food presentation.

This cup is available in several patterns such as pigeon, cat, turtle, dragon, elephant, goldfish and rabbit.


  • Dimension: D8cm(3.14in) x H7cm(2.75in)
  • Capacity: 170ml(5.7oz)
  • Material: Porcelain 
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Kutani ware
  • Brand: 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.

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    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.

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    Cutest little treasure

    The cutest teacup, where to even begin. I love pigs, especially cute happy pigs, so here we are. Personally, I’m loving it for freshly squeezed orange juice first thing in the morning. The green is much more vivid in-person than it appears online but nonetheless still lovely. It definitely has a unique shape to it (dents at three points)which makes it appear smaller than it really is and is part of the reason why I don’t/can’t use it for “heftier” dishes such as yogurt, soups, etc.. Not entirely sure that its worth the $90 all in all but I do most certainly appreciate the craftsmanship and will cherish the one of a kind piece I have for many years to come.



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