Hanazume Kutani Guinomi Sake Cup
Premium handmade Kutani "Guinomi" Sake cup with delicate Hanazume style, meaning filled with flowers, one of the most notable design of Kutani ware which has been handed down the Taisho period (1912–26).
Filled with colorful flowers all over the body with gold trimming, it has a timeless elegance and sophistication created by hand drawn technique; there are no two alike.
The pattern and the small, round shape of this Sake cup give it a graceful impression. It is perfect for celebrating occasions, such as New Year's day, birthday, and moving party.
It comes in a wooden box which is perfect as a gift.
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- Dimension: D5.3cm(2.1in) H4.8cm(1.9in)
- Capacity: 50ml(1.7oz)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
Origin: Made in Japan
- Notes: Premium wooden box included
Hanazume is a traditional technique of Kutani Ware. This style was introduced in 1913 by Shiro Mizuta, a skillful craftsman in Kanazawa. A flower decoration covers the entire surface, and outlines are painted in gold. This style is representative of gorgeous Kutani-ware.
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.