Bitoen Akae Arabesque Pattern Kutani Bowl
This Kutani ware medium bowl is of an easy-to-use size.
The rounded form and hand-painted arabesque pattern on the rustic stoneware give it a warm texture. The vivid red and green coloring of the pattern, which is also included inside, complements the food like a picture frame.
Please note that this bowl may have a cracking pattern called "Kannyu" in the surface glaze.
Ideal for serving simmered dishes and salads. It can also be used to serve teriyaki bowls, poke bowls, and other Donburi rice dishes for one person. The shallow and wide shape makes it easy to serve food and make it look gorgeous.
Bitoen is a Kutani ware kiln with over 100 years of history. They create unique designs with hand-painted Kutani patterns arranged in a modern way. Using the motifs of famous pieces from the history of Kutani, such as Ko-Kutani, Yoshidaya, Ko-Sometsuke(blue and white porcelain), and Rosanjin, Bitoen proposes warm tableware for daily use.
- Dimension: D17.5cm×(6.9in) × H8.5cm(3.3in)
- Material: Stoneware - Kutani ware
- Brand: Bitoen
- Origin: Made in Japan
To produce Kutani ware that is suitable for modern life and loved by people in Japan and abroad. This is the theme of Bitoen, which has a history of 100 years. It is their belief that Kutani patterns, with their depth and grandeur reminiscent of the Sea of Japan in winter, have both modernity and internationality. They offer warm and easy-to-use tableware for everyday use, modeled on the masterpieces that have colored Kutani's history, including Ko-Kutani, Yoshidaya, Ko-Sometsuke(blue and white porcelain), and Rosanjin.
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.