Mokubei Style

Kutani ware is a type of pottery with vibrant colors manufactured in and around the city of Kaga in Ishikawa prefecture. About 100 years after the Ko-Kutani kilns were closed, a large group of Kutani ware kilns joined together to revive Kutani ware. The style of Kutani ware that emerged during that period is called Revived Kutani and Mokubei is one of those styles.

Mokubei style is characterized by filling blank spaces with calming red pigments. Many of these works are designed in a harmonious manner–filling entire canvases with vermillion pigments.