Ko-Kutani Style Bird Kutani Japanese Rice Bowl
This Japanese rice bowl has a typical design of the Ko-Kutani (old Kutani) style dating back to mid-17th century, depicting the nature-themed motif and traditional patterns and distinctive bright colors of Kutani ware.
It is painted with the five colors of red, yellow, green, purple and dark blue, known as "Go-Sai" in Japanese. Kutani ware uses a brush for painting with Japanese coloring paint, as you can see the painted bird and flowers are slightly thickened and standing out.
This rice bowl is an excellent choice for daily use at the dining table. Also, the gorgeous design makes it perfect for use at festive occasions.
Kutani Ware is recognized around the world as "Japan Kutani" and has been renowned for its quality. The charm of Kutani ware lies in its unique layered colors (red, green, yellow, purple, and navy blue), which give the porcelain a sense of dignity. The traditional craft of Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, which boasts a history and tradition of about 360 years, adds vivid color to everyday life.
- Dimension: D12.5cm(4.9in) x H6cm(2.4in)
- Material: Porcelain
- Origin: Made in Japan - Kutani ware
- Brand: Bizan 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.
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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.