Kakusho Kiln Karako Mikawachi Ware Rice Bowl

JPY ¥6,000

Only 9 pieces in stock!

This splendid rice bowl, adorned with delicately painted karako, Chinese-style playful children, encapsulates the essence of playful elegance. Meanwhile, the interior features a single butterfly, displaying both a narrative quality and refined simplicity. Holding this charming bowl in your hand, you can feel the lightness and thinness characteristic of Mikawachi ware.

It displays an exquisite gradation, painted meticulously by skilled craftspeople using brushes soaked in cobalt pigment, allowing the dye to flow naturally onto the porcelain. This technique causes the dye to "sink" into the clay, creating a gentle and soft shade of blue. The outlines of the karako are drawn with swift precision and care, using soft and fine brushes to trace the contours of the children and their surroundings.

Meticulously crafted, its sturdy body promises longevity. Beyond its beauty, this bowl serves its primary function flawlessly, making every rice serving an experience of luxury and sophistication. Elevate your dining moments with this exquisite piece that seamlessly marries form and function.

Mikawachi, located in the current Nagasaki Prefecture, is a historical region known for its sometsuke porcelain ware. Historically, its kilns served the lordship of the Hirado Domain. Compared to Arita ware, Mikawachi ware's sometsuke features a softer, gentler shade of blue, renowned for its intricately detailed paintings.

Kakusho Kiln, one of the prestigious kilns of the Hirado Domain, values the elegant beauty and gracefulness in the balance between white porcelain and fine blue paintings. Their craftspeople are skilled in the use of the gentle shades of blue characteristic of Mikawachi ware, enhancing its presence with the beauty of white porcelain and the playful charm of the karako motifs.


  • Quantity: 1
  • Dimension: H 6.5 cm(2.6 in) x D 11 cm (4.3 in)
  • Material: Porcelain 
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Mikawachi Ware
  • Brand: Kakusho Kiln


A historically presitigious kiln which used to serve the lordship of Hirado Domain in the Edo Period (1600 CE-1867 CE). Kakusho Kiln has passed on the traditional art of Blue and White for more than 300 years.The light-weight and elegant porcelain smooth to the touch. The soft and gentle shade of blue kind to the eye. 

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Mikawachi Ware, also known as Hirado Ware, is a pottery made in Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. Known for its translucent white porcelain, it was highly popular in Europe during the trend toward Japanese crafts in the West in the 20th century. Mikawachi Ware is remarkable for its delicate modeling techniques that push the limits of porcelain, such as openwork and relief carving, and for its beautiful painting that looks like a single piece of art.

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