Flying Bird Kutani Diamond Shaped Side Plate
This is a side plate with vibrant colors, featuring hand-painted images that leave a lasting impression and evoke a soft, comforting atmosphere.
The unique silhouette of this plate is called "Hishi-gata" in Japanese, inspired by the leaves of the diamond-shaped plant called "Hishi." It is known for its robust vitality, has been favored as a symbol of healing and a strong life force.
Hishi-gata is also associated with warding off evil, serving as a shield that repels malevolent forces and, with its pointed edges, is believed to be an even stronger protective charm.
Additionally, the central bird motif not only adds cuteness but also represents good luck. It originates from a play on words between the Japanese word for "bird" (tori) and "to take in" (torikomu), symbolizing the act of attracting good fortune and positive things.
While the concepts behind it can be powerful, the plate itself takes on a gentle form reminiscent of a plant's soft curves. Moreover, the hand-painted design adds a sense of warmth and exudes the craftsmanship and devotion inserted in each unique piece.
This plate is designed for everyday use, easy to handle, and brings a pleasant feeling as it embraces good fortune.
The plate itself features vibrant colors, so when you place something on it, such as a simple appetizer with minimal colors, it will beautifully stand out.
- Dimension: 11.3cm(4.4in) x 16cm(6.3in) x H2.4cm(0.9in)
- Material: Porcelain
- Origin: Made in Japan - Kutani Ware
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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.