Mitsui Tamekichi Geometric Pattern Flower Vase

JPY ¥600,000

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The Mitsui Tamekichi Geometric Pattern and Treasure Scroll Flower Vase is a masterpiece that exemplifies the revered artistry of Kutani ware. This exquisite flower vase, crafted in the traditional ko-Kutani style, features the vibrant Kutani gosai "five colors": red, yellow, purple, navy blue, and green, imbued with an elegance that is both refined and eye-catching.

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, embraced by the samurai class during the Edo period (1603 CE–1868 CE). Each vase is a hand-painted masterpiece, promising to enchant generations with its vibrant narrative and artistic excellence.


  • Dimension: D 10 cm (3.9 in) x H 21.5 cm (8.5 in)
  • Material: Porcelain 
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Kutani ware
  • Brand: Mitsui Tamekichi

The flower vase is adorned with yomodasuki "square patterns" and makijiku "treasure scroll' ' motifs, expertly painted to create a stunning visual harmony. The geometric intricacies and the elaborate scrollwork intertwine, reflecting the sophisticated approach of Mitsui Tamekichi to the classic Kutani painting style. A symbol to the rich heritage and continued innovation of Japanese porcelain art.


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.

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