Bizan Kiln Yoshidaya Peony Kutani Rice Bowl Pair
Enjoy hot fluffy rice with these colorful rice bowls designed in the traditional Yoshidaya style.
The entire surface of the rice bowls are decorated with bold and beautiful images of large peonies with detailed paintings of plum blossoms on a vivid yellow base. Countless numbers of tiny dots fill in the space between the plum blossoms that give a contemporary look to the traditional Yoshidaya design. The four distinctive colors of the Yoshidaya style, green, yellow, purple, and navy blue are used to express the glory and wonders of spring on these rice bowls.
The shiny gloss of the overglaze accentuates the white color of the inner side of the bowl and adds extra shine when hot rice is served.
This pair includes two rice bowls in different sizes and would be a wonderful gift for a couple as a wedding gift or an anniversary gift.
- Quantity: A set of 2 bowls
Dimension: [larger bowl]D11.5cm(4.5in) x H6cm(2.4in)
[small bowl]D11cm(4.3in) x 5.5cm(2.2in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Bizan Kiln
Yoshidaya Style, which is one of the most famous traditional styles of Kutani Ware, was first created by Yoshidaya Denemon in 1824. The four basic colors that are used on these bowls are yellow, green, aubergine and blue. This style restored the painting style of Aote Ko-kutani. Yoshidaya painted the entire surface of items only using the 4 colors, yellow, green, dark blue and purple, and never red.
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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.
Just a couple future product recommendations: 1) I wish that bowls sold in pairs were of equal size, and 2) I wish that some of the pattern on the outside carried onto the inside. Otherwise these are absolutely beautiful bowls and we love them very much for serving fruit in the late afternoon with other Kutani style tableware!