Ginsai Light Blue Kutani Japanese Tea Set
This Japanese tea set features Ginsai, the Kutani ware technique by which five-color glaze applied over silver foil. This transparent and glossy glaze is complemented more beautifully by the gradient colors.
The smooth texture of porcelain feels relaxing and soft to your mouth, bringing out the rich yet delicate taste of Japanese green tea. Teacups with lids are perfect for entertaining guests because they can keep warm and look beautiful.
The teacup has a lid, making it very easy to use when welcoming important guests. You can create a more formal impression by combining it with this coaster.
It is perfect for a special occasion when enjoying Japanese tea with your family and guests, and also an extraordinary gift for ones who love Japanese art and culture.
This tea set, made by Japanese artisans using the traditional techniques of Kutani ware, is a design that will never go out of style and can be used for a long time.
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- Quantity: 1 pot and 5 cups
- Dimension: [Cup]D8.4cm(3.3in) x H8.1cm(3.2in)
- Capacity: [Pot]360ml(12.2oz) [Cup]120ml(4oz)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
This is a technique in which 100% pure silver leaf is applied to each piece of pottery by hand and placed in the kiln. After the pottery is fired, the silver leaf is polished so that it becomes smooth, and then the beautiful and transparent Kutani Gosai glass glaze is applied. This technique requires a great deal of time and skill, including more than four times of kiln firings before it is completed. It combines the transparency and beauty of Kutani colors to enhance the dining experience.
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.