Hanasaka Une Kutani Kobachi Bowl
The Japanese Kobachi (small bowl) from the "Une" series is made by Taniguchi Seidojo, which has been making Kutani ware clay for three generations.
Instead of using vivid colors of Kutani ware, they propose a new, simple and modern Kutani ware that can only be created by a company that knows the characteristics of clay.
The carefully selected clay of Kutani ware, known as Hanasaka ceramic stone, is inevitably discarded during the clay making process. The silky, transparent, beautiful beige glaze was created to make the best use of this leftover clay.
It is the perfect size for rice, fruit, yogurt, etc. With 11.3cm, it is easy to use and can be used for everyday meals.
Enjoy tableware that makes the most of the goodness of ethical and organic materials. The gentle colors and comfortable texture bring an effortless sophistication to any table setting.
- Quantity: 1 bowl
- Dimension: D11.3cm(4.44in) x H7.5cm(2.95in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Hanasaka
“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.