Green Glaze Kutani Owl Figurine

JPY ¥37,500

This is an enchanting blue-green owl figurine beautifully crafted from Kutani ware porcelain.

The technique using lead glaze is considered one of the earliest artificially glazed ceramics in Japan, and it allows for the emergence of its unique green color.

The area around the eyes is adorned with a golden hue. Displaying a sacred and gentle glow, the owl's eyes draw you in as you gaze upon them. Delicately painted lines give a lifelike softness to the owl's feathers, capturing its natural grace on porcelain. Its chest subtly shimmers in white silver, while a faint touch of blue below the chin enhances its softness and three-dimensionality. The Kutani-style blue-green hue exudes a dignified and refreshing impression, adding depth to the owl's feathers with its varied shades. The item stands quietly but has a strong presence.

In Japan, the owl has long been considered a bird of good omen for prosperity in business. Additionally, it is revered as a symbol of learning and longevity. In European traditions, the owl is esteemed as the god of wisdom, while in China, it is celebrated as a bird that brings happiness.

Owl figurines are said to bring good luck when placed to decorate areas where people gather such as living rooms and entryways.

This is a great gift for people who love Japanese culture and art.


  • Dimension: 8.5cm(3.3in) x 9cm(3.5in) x H17.5cm(6.9in)
  • Material: Porcelain
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Kutani Ware 


Toukou Kiln is a Kutani ware kiln and wholesaler that mainly produces auspicious items such as beckoning cats, owls, treasure ships, and the seven gods of good fortune. The owner, Kazuo Yoneda, is the third generation, having studied under his father and grandfather. He learned the basics of molding, overglaze porcelain painting, and general techniques, and continued his research to improve all of his techniques.

His specialty is "Nishiki-mori," a painting technique unique to Kutani ware. He uses a method called "Ichichin-mori," in which a special cream-like paint called "Mori-enogu" is applied using a piping bag. The paintings are painted carefully with the awareness that overglaze painting is the life of Kutani ware.

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About kutani ware

Kutani ware is a 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.

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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This was a gift for my son. He loved it!



Thank you so much for choosing our item as a gift! We are so lucky to hear that your son loves the owl, and we look forward to your next visit.