Nakada Kingyoku Morikin Sakura Aochibu Small Round Vase

JPY ¥75,000

Only 1 piece in stock!

The Morikin Sakura Aochibu Small Round Vase expertly combines the morikin "raised gold" and aochibu "blue dots" techniques. This exquisite piece captivates with its intricate design featuring a black base color that serves as a canvas for the mesmerizing blue dot swirl pattern, applied with precision above the base. The elegance of this design is further enhanced by the graceful and beautiful addition of platinum and gold sakura flowers, showcasing a dedication to both beauty and detail, and elevating the vase with an air of sophistication and delicate charm.

Nakada Kingyoku the Third's work, characterized by the dynamic visual rhythm of aochibu dots and the depth of morikin gold, masterfully combines traditional techniques with contemporary creativity. Drawing inspiration from the Rimpa School's philosophy, which places equal value on the beauty and intentionality of space and detailed design, Nakada skillfully integrates this concept into his work. His approach not only bridges traditional aesthetics with modern expression but also creates a piece that captivates and invites contemplation through its visual appeal.


  • DimensionD 7 cm (2.8 in) x H 7.8 cm (3.1 in) 
  • Material: Porcelain 
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Kutani ware
  • Artist: Nakada Kingyoku

Employing the aochibu technique, this vase features the delicate placement of blue dots forming intricate swirl patterns that gracefully adorn the vessel's surface. The intentional blank space surrounding the pattern allows the design to emerge starkly against the black, drawing the viewer's attention to the precision and vibrancy of each dot. This design choice highlights the meticulous craftsmanship and creative vision behind the vase, inviting admiration and contemplation.

Crafted with the intention of fitting comfortably in one’s hand, this round vase offers a soft and gentle impression, radiating a sense of kindness and charm that invokes a fantastical admiration. Its design, more stable due to its round shape, provides an inviting warmth and approachability. Despite its small stature, this vase does not compromise on its mesmerizing beauty; it captivates as a miniature masterpiece, smooth to the touch and visually compelling, creating an atmosphere of enchantment and allure.


Under the tutelage of his father, Nakada Kingyoku the Second, and decade of rigorous apprenticeship, he has culminated in a profound mastery over the Aochibu "blue dots" and Morikin "raised gold" techniques. Blending traditional elegance with innovative flair through the use of platinum and spatial elements inspired by the Rimpa school. His commitment to excellence is reflected in his meticulous choice of tools and materials including platinum, ensuring each piece he creates embodies the intricate beauty characteristic of Kutani ware.

His work was selected for the National Traditional Craftwork Exhibition and the Traditional Kutani Craft Exhibition. He was officially certified as a Kutani Ware Traditional Craftsperson. In 2017, he was honored with the Ishikawa Prefecture Traditional Industry, Outstanding Technician Encouragement Award, underscoring his significant contributions to the field and recognizing his efforts to push the boundaries of traditional craftsmanship.

View Nakada Kingyoku Collection