Kutani Color Chopsticks
These chopsticks were produced by combining Wakasa lacquer and Kutani ware painting, and have been manufactured since before Edo period.
The chopsticks are compatible with dishwashers, so good for either daily use or gifts.
Wakasa lacquer chopsticks are manufactured in Obama, Fukui. Unlike assembly-line production, they are individually made by professionals, so each has its own feature, which is one of the best parts of Wakasa lacquer products.
- Dimension: L 23cm(9in)
- Material: Wood
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Seikou Kiln
Ko-Kutani is one of the most traditional style of Kutani Ware. It’s characteristics are a mighty and lovely design and flowing hairline with five colors of paint (green, yellow, red, purple, dark blue). The style attracts by its dynamic subtle charm. This style prospered under the guidance of Morikage Kusumi, expert of the Kanoschool of Japanese painting.
Seikou Kiln Auspicious Omen Series
Auspicious Omen series is a motif design that is said to bring good luck in Japan.Each one is said to bring good health, longevity, and money luck, making it perfect for celebrations and everyday use.
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 realized the product with high quality like hand paint by 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.