Akae Small Cat Kutani Sauce Plate Set
A set of five plates of cats drawn with a delicate touch.
Each one has a different expression and they’re very cute.
It can be used for serving desserts and side dishes, and also as an accessory tray.
Perfect as a gift for cat lovers or for everyday use with your family.
- Quantity: 5 plates
- Dimension: D15.5cm(6.1in) x H3cm(1.2in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Brand: Bizan Kiln
- Origin: Made in Japan
Detailed figures drawn in red, fine patterns for the rim and some added golden ornaments are characteristic of this style. The detailed drawings in the Iidaya/Akae style are truly remarkable.
Which kitten is your favorite?
Extremely cute kitties has been carefully hand-painted by artisan.
These plates were created by a female artisan at Bizan kiln. She paints carefully with a brush, turning the plate into a work of art.
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 a sense 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.