Bizan Kiln Sea Turtle Kutani Teacup
This cute Japanese teacup features a turtle swimming smoothly. The turtle is a symbol of longevity and carrying good fortune in Japan. Kutani ware uses a brush for painting with Japanese coloring paint, as you can see the painted part is slightly thickened.
The shape is crafted by potter's wheel and you can feel the warmth and comfort to hold it in your hand. Not only drinking tea or coffee, it is also perfect for use in soups, yogurt, ice cream and many other dishes.
This cup is also available in several patterns such as pigeon, cat, pig, dragon, elephant, goldfish and rabbit.
- Dimension: D8cm(3.14in) x H7cm(2.75in)
- Capacity: 170ml(5.7oz)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Bizan Kiln
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ABOUT BIZAN KILN
Bizan Kiln was established in the late Meiji period as a Kutani ware painting kiln.
They have been a famous kiln that has continued to be loved by people by incorporating the trend of the times into their traditional style.
Their works are painted based on the Kutani Gosai (five colors of Kutani), which has been handed down for 360 years, and the tradition matches the modern life, making it enjoyable to use.
Bizan Kiln will continue to be loved by people who inherit the tradition of Kutani ware.
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.