Hanasaka Givre Kutani Round Plate S
The plate from "Givre series" have a transparent look as if made of thin ice.
Each plate is finished by scraping the clay with a potter's wheel.
The celadon glaze that brings out the colors of the food is a Kutani color that has been handed down from the old Kutani period.
The simple design and subtle blue color complement the vivid colors of the dishes.
You can feel the skill of the skilled craftsmen in the refined shape that seems to have been stripped of unnecessary things.
It is the perfect size for serving desserts and fruits.
With its modern atmosphere, it blends in well with any Japanese or Western dining table.
- Quantity: 1 plate
- Dimension: D12cm(4.72in) x H10cm(3.93in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Hanasaka
HANASAKA decorating tips
“HANASAKA” is a brand of ceramics produced by Taniguchi Seidojo, which produces Kutani ware clay.
The brand name “HANASAKA” is derived from “Hanasaka Pottery Stone” which is the raw material for Kutani ware. Currently, there are only a few mines where Hanasaka pottery stone can be quarried, and while Kutani ware is widely known, such a situation is hardly recognized.
From the perspective of clay production, which they have been doing, their mission is to connect the kiln owners of the clay firing that underpins the painting process and the people beyond, and to create a production area where land, culture, and the future come together.
All of their works, created by people who know the clay well, have a hidden charm that can only be realized by holding them in your hands.
Chronological Tables of Taniguchi Seidojo
1951：Shoji Taniguchi founded the company as Taniguchi Soil Works in what is now Wakasugi-cho. Initially, the production system started with only stamper equipment.
1970’s：In response to the demand for mass production of Kutani ware, the company introduced machines for mass production.
1995：Introduced a robot for automatic removal of clay called the “Cake Machine Automatic Take-Out Device”.
1998：Kimiaki Taniguchi took over as the second generation. Started sales business of ceramic equipment such as kilns.
2013：Started production and sales of tableware as HANASAKA.
2017：Koichi Taniguchi succeeds as the third generation.
2019：Built a sedimentation plant in conjunction with the opening of the Kutani Ceramics Laboratory. The company is working to disseminate information about Kutani ware from the perspective of the production area.
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.