Seikou Kiln Yoshidaya Hibiscus Kutani Three Tiers Jubako Bento Box
This gorgeous three-tiered Jubako bento box has hibiscus flowers painted in Yoshidaya style all over the box. The item is by Seikou Kiln of Kutani Ware. The large yellow hibiscus in full bloom contrasts beautifully with the spreading green leaves.
This three-tiered food box is a great item to serve a large portion of food that can be made ahead of time. Decorate your table with this food box as a center piece filled with appetizers or charcuterie. You can put various types of sushi or "onigiri"(Japanese rice balls) in each tier to have an indoors picnic at home. A variety of desserts packed inside this food box would be an eye-catching item on your table when hosting a party.
Seikou Kiln opened its kiln in Nomi city of Ishikawa prefecture in early Taisho period (1912-1926). The company researched Japanese overglaze paint for Kutani Ware for years. Finally, they realized products with high quality with printing paper. The transparency of the glassy glaze and thick overglaze paint retain the same quality as hand painted pieces.
- Dimension: [Whole set]D15.5cm(6.1in) × H15.5cm(6.1in)
- Internal Dimension: [Each tier]D14.2cm(5.6in) x H3.3cm(1.3in)
- Material: Porcelain
- Origin: Made in Japan - Kutani Ware
- Brand: Seikou Kiln
Yoshidaya Style, which is one of the most famous traditional style of Kutani Ware, was first created by Yoshidaya Denemon in 1824. The four basic colors that are used within this plate are yellow, green, and aubergine. This style restored the painting style of Aote Ko-kutani. Yoshidaya painted the surface of the plate completely using only the 4 colors, yellow, green, dark blue and purple and never red.
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ABOUT SEIKOU KILN
In early Taisho era, (about 100 years ago) Seikou Kiln opened its kiln in Nomi city of Ishikawa prefecture.
Seikou Kiln researched Japanese overglaze paint for Kutani for years. Finally, they achieved a high quality product with their printing paper. Transparency of glassy glaze and thick overglaze paint are as same quality as hand paint work.
“Expression which inherits Ko Kutani by using Japanese overglaze paint.”
“Consistent with improving quality of Kutani ware as a craft.”
“Offer unique elegance of Kutani ware in reasonable price which is acceptable for market.”
These 3 are principles of Seikou porcelain. With their as high quality as hand paint, Seikou tells attractiveness of Kutani ware to modern life. They won many awards such as at “Charming Japanese Souvenir Contest” by Japan Tourism Agency or at “Gourmet & Dining Style Show.
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.