Kokuzou Kiln Sakura Kutani Mug
This unique mug features a lovely cherry blossom on a warm base clay.
They are handmade one by one by artisans with the hope that the cups will enrich the lives of those who use them.
There are four different colors: Turkish blue, pink, purple, and yellow.
The surface texture of the pottery has a moderate roughness, which creates a nice atmosphere.
Pour your favorite tea or freshly ground coffee into the cup. Your usual tea time will be transformed into a wonderful space for entertaining important guests.
- Quantity: 1 cup
- Dimension: D8.5cm(3.3in) x H8.5cm(3.3in)
- Capacity: 250ml(8.5oz)
- Material: Pottery - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Kokuzou Kiln
Their atelier is located at the foot of the historic Kokuzoyama mountain in the traditional land of Kutani.
It requires about three weeks to make a pottery vessel out of clay through multiple processes. They spare no effort in their work, paying great attention to every detail.
Unlike manufactured products, our consistent process from handcrafting to selling allows us to make every single pottery vessel embraced by the warmth of the earth and the heart of the artisan.
"Warmth of handmade pottery"
The Kokuzou Kiln uses the traditional techniques of Kutani ware to make a modern and new style of Kutani ware.
Their products are exclusively handcrafted and hand-painted, characterized by unique shapes, innovative and colorful designs.
The core of our production is to make something pleasing to the eye, delightful to use, and its presence enriches our lives. We are committed to making such products, and we believe that our pottery will live closely with our customers and bring color and peace to their daily lives and kitchen tables.
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.