Kinrande Sakura Kutani Guinomi Sake Cup
This beautiful sake cup is decorated with Sakura pattern, handcrafted by an artisan of Kutani ware, Mr. Yoshinori Fukuda, who specializes in golden decoration known as "Kinrande"(literally "gold brocade").
Sakura is painted with delicate brush strokes, and gold is applied in a thick painting which gives it a beautiful accent. The inner rim is also decorated with delicate gold patterns, and the painted cherry blossom on the bottom looks as if they have flown down into the water when sake is poured.
Sakura/Cherry Blossom symbolizes “ inner beauty”, “elegance” and “good education”. It comes in an original wooden box which makes it a perfect gift for your loved one or as a gift for yourself.
The smooth texture of porcelain feels relaxing and soft to your mouth, bringing out the rich yet delicate taste of Sake.
This piece of art will bring your home bar an authentic Japanese atmosphere.
- Dimension: D7cm(2.8in) x H4.4cm(1.7in)
- Capacity: 70ml(2.4oz)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Mr. Yoshinori Fukuda
- Notes: Special wooden box included
Mr. Yoshinori Fukuda
Mr. Yoshinori Fukuda, a traditional craftsman, has been awarded many prizes in successive art exhibitions and is highly regarded both in Japan and abroad. He has mastered the techniques of various traditional Kutani porcelain styles such as Akae, Yoshidaya and Ko-kutani, and has a wide range of skills in the art of Kutani ware. From beautiful natural scenery to living creatures in motion, he captures them in the style of Japanese paintings with a delicate touch. Please feel the art piece created by applying Kutani colors to the beautiful porcelain.
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.