Blue Ko-Kutani Bird and Branch Kutani Guinomi Sake Cup

JPY ¥16,300

Only 3 pieces in stock!

The illustrious Ko-Kutani style is showcased in this sake cup, meticulously crafted to elevate your moments of sake enjoyment. The Ko-Kutani style is heralded for its enchanting geometric patterns and realistic portrayals, and holds a prestigious position in the realm of Japanese porcelain artistry. 

This Ko-Kutani style sake cup uses the Ao-te method of painting where vivaciously colored pigments adorn the cup with a variety of colors, leaving virtually no canvas untouched, all bound by bold, black contour lines that assert each captivating design.

This sake cup is a tapestry of myriad designs. One side features a single bird, perched in tranquil solitude while the opposite reveals a pair of vibrant birds, cozily nestled on a branch. The remaining surface unfolds a unique arabesque pattern upon a gentle yellow glaze. Inside, the rim spirals with delicate circular patterns, guiding your gaze towards a solitary gourd at the bottom, while the foot of the cup is adorned with distinct square patterns. Every angle of this cup offers a new aesthetic delight.

Treasure this sake cup to heighten the joy of sake indulgence. Complement this piece with two additional designs from the same series, and bring the traditional, vibrant colors of Ko-Kutani to your table.

Presented in a crafted wooden box, it stands as a wonderful gift for sake connoisseurs and lovers of traditional crafts and interior décor.


  • Quantity: 1
  • DimensionD6cm(2.4in) x H5.2cm(2in) 
  • Box Size: 8cm(3.1in) 8cm(3.1in) x H8cm(3.1in) 
  • Capacity: 70ml(2.4oz)
  • Material: Porcelain 
  • Origin: Made in Japan - 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.