Kokuzou Kiln Camellia Kutani Mug
The mug features the beautiful contrast of a watercolorish camellia and deep green background.
Kokuzou Kiln, known for gentle and warm stoneware with beautiful colors and elegant design, tries to create everyday tableware into something more special.
This mug is not only charming but also functional. It fits well in the hand, as skilled craftsmen design the shape of the stoneware to match the painting.
Pour freshly brewed coffee or tea and enjoy a special tea time with this beautiful mug.
See more items from our Kokuzou Kiln collection for a more unified and elegant table setting.
Note: You may find small pink spots known as “Gohonte” on the surface of this item. The iron in the material creates natural spots after being fired in the kiln. The appearance of Gohonte actually expresses that the item has been properly fired, and its precious beauty is highly regarded amongst craftsmen.
Please enjoy the beauty of Gohonte as a unique feature of this item.
- Quantity: 1 cup
- Dimension: D9cm(3.5in) x H8.5cm(3.3in)
- Material: Stoneware - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Kokuzou Kiln
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ABOUT KOKUZOU KILN
Their atelier is located at the foot of the historic Kokuzo mountain in the traditional land of Kutani.
It requires about three weeks to make a tableware out of clay through multiple processes. They spare no effort in their work, paying great attention to every detail.
Unlike manufactured products, each piece of tableware is handmade and sold in an integrated process, so that the warmth of the earth and the heart of the craftsman reside in each piece.
"Warmth of handmade pottery"
The Kokuzou Kiln uses the traditional techniques of Kutani ware to make a modern and new style of Kutani ware.
Their products are exclusively handcrafted and hand-painted, characterized by unique shapes, innovative and colorful designs.
The core of the brand's manufacturing is to create products that are pleasing to the eye, enjoyable to use, and whose presence enriches people's lives. They are committed to manufacturing with the belief that their pottery will be close to their customers and bring color and comfort to their daily lives and dining tables.
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.