Kutani Yoshidaya

The Yoshidaya style, one of the most celebrated traditional styles of Kutani ware, was pioneered by Yoshidaya Denemon in 1824. This style distinguishes itself by using an exclusive palette of four colors—yellow, green, navy blue, and purple—while deliberately avoiding red. The designs are intricate, featuring a main motif set against a background pattern and expressed through layers of overglaze to create a sense of depth and complexity.

Despite the Yoshidaya kiln closing its doors after just seven years, its works have garnered the highest accolades in late Edo period Kutani ware and are considered the epitome of artistic craftsmanship.