Art Styles of the Past Ko-Kutani Kutani Decorative Plate

JPY ¥30,000

This plate is one of the six in the "Art Styles of the Past" series. It showcases the unique design of Kutani ware in the Ko-Kutani style.

The Ko-Kutani style is renowned for its geometric patterns and realistic paintings. The detailed designs on the ware's surface are like their own microcosms, stimulating the viewer's imagination. The first overglaze porcelain pieces were regarded as Ko-Kutani style, allegedly the oldest style of porcelain painting.

In the central circular frame, a plum tree and two birds perched on its branches are depicted. Surrounding this, motifs like gourds and fan shapes as well as traditional patterns are illustrated. The aesthetic sense that has been appreciated for ages is expressed through a color palette known as Kutani "Gosai (red, green, yellow, purple, and navy blue)."

The plate comes with a stand, allowing it to be displayed on a shelf or table. It is also suitable for use at special occasions.

Packaged in a wooden box, this plate makes an ideal gift for those who appreciate traditional crafts and interior décor.


  • Dimension: [Plate] D21cm(8.3in) x H4cm(1.6in)/ [Stand]16.5cm(6.5in) x 10cm(3.9in) x H2.8cm(1.1in)
  • Box Size: 23cm(9.1in) x 23cm(9.1in) H5cm(2in)
  • 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.