Bizan Kiln Hydrangea Rough-Hewn Kutani Mug
The warmth of the mug’s stoneware texture combined with an elegant Hydrangea painting imparts a rare and luxurious quality. The pink and purple flowers and the dark green leaves have a three-dimensional look against the natural color of stoneware. An eye-soothing item to help you relax on a busy morning or hectic afternoon.
The unique coarse texture of the mug has a rustic feel and the gradient colors of stoneware created by firing at high temperatures is a graceful combination of nature and art.
It compliments any space and lends an air of style and sophistication by simply placing it on a table. It is an exquisite piece suitable for daily use or for entertaining guests.
We also have the same mug with a cherry blossom painting, so see more items from our Kutani Mug collection.
- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: D8.3cm(3.26in) x H9.8cm(3.85in)
- Material: Stoneware - 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.
It was a great birthday gift for my wife. The cup's surface is not smooth, I am not sure what the material is. We rather dont put it in a dishwasher.
We're pleased to hear that you liked what you got for your wife's birthday! The surface of this product isn't smooth because it is a piece that retains the texture of pottery. Yes, we would recommend hand wash even tho it is dishwasher safe as pottery is more prone to chipping than porcelain. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions! Thank you for shopping with us!