A historically presitigious kiln which used to serve the lordship of Hirado Domain in the Edo Period (1600 CE-1867 CE). Kakusho Kiln has passed on the traditional art of Blue and White for more than 300 years.
The light-weight and elegant porcelain smooth to the touch. The soft and gentle shade of blue kind to the eye.
Coming from a prestigious clan of potters who served the Hirado Domain for more than 200 years, Kakusho Kiln was founded by the Satomi family in Sasebo city, Nagasaki prefecture. Since the Meiji Period (1868 CE-1912 CE), Kakusho Kiln has won many awards including a Gold Prize at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904 for its Blue and White. Current master, Toshitaka Satomi, further incorporates traditional painting designs of Chinese influence and seeks to refine his methods of Blue and White artistry.
Delicate and Gentle Blue and White
Kakusho Kiln's Blue and White is of a soft and lighter shade. The painting is done very gently and tenderly giving a unique, heart-touching and charming impression.
Kakusho Kiln also values the beauty of white porcelain, gracefully enhancing the paintings.
"Karako" Chinese-style Paintings on Drinking Ware
Mikawachi ware is famous for life-like paintings through its delicate skill of shading. Kakusho Kiln pursues firing techniques to further enhance its animative paintings by trying to make the outlines and the painted dye indistinguishable. Furthermore, Kakusho Kiln transfers such paintings traditionally used for larger decorative porcelain ware, into the more familiar drinking ware.