Ginsai Sasanqua Kutani Japanese Rice Bowl Pair
A beautiful pair of rice bowls with a pink and blue sasanqua motif. It is beautifully applied Ginsai, the Kutani ware technique by which five-color glaze is applied over silver foil.
The cracks on the surface are created by the traditional technique of "Kannyu" (penetration), which allows you to enjoy the beauty of handcrafting.
The shape made on the potter's wheel is comfortable in the hand. This rice bowl is an excellent choice for daily use at the dining table.
In Japan, there is a culture of giving rice bowls as a gift to married couples to celebrate their marriage. It's also perfect for use together with best friends, siblings, or parents and children.
As you can see in the picture, the two are slightly different sizes. It's a good idea to choose your favorite bowl according to the amount of rice each person eats.
- Quantity: 2 bowls
Dimension: [larger bowl]D12cm(4.7in) x H4.8cm(1.9in)/
[smaller bowl]D11.2cm(4.4in) x H5.2cm(2in)
- Material: Porcelain
- Origin: Made in Japan - Kutani ware
This is a technique in which 100% pure silver leaf is applied to each piece of stoneware by hand and placed in the kiln. After the stoneware 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.
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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.