Kokuzou Kiln Sakura Turkish Blue Kutani Guinomi Sake Cup
This unique Japanese sake cup features lovely cherry blossoms against a Turkish blue sky. With its distinctive shape, it suggests the beauty of nature.
Made by Kokuzou Kiln, known for gentle and warm stoneware with beautiful colors and elegant design, they continue to create everyday tableware into something more special.
The round shape is not only charming but also easy to use. It fits well in the hand as skilled craftspeople design and mold the shape of the stoneware by potter's wheel to match the painted designs.
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Note: You may find small pink spots known as gohonde on the surface of this item. The iron in the material creates natural spots after being fired in the kiln. The appearance of gohonde actually expresses that the item has been fired properly, and its precious beauty is highly regarded amongst craftspeople.
Please enjoy the beauty of gohonde as a unique feature of this item.
- Dimension: D 6.5 cm (2.5 in) x H 5cm (2 in)
- Capacity: 70 ml (2.4 oz)
- Material: Stoneware
- Origin: Made in Japan - Kutani ware
- Brand: Kokuzou Kiln
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ABOUT KOKUZOU KILN
Their atelier is located at the foot of the historic Kokuzo mountain in the traditional land of Kutani.
It requires about three weeks to make a tableware out of clay through multiple processes. They spare no effort in their work, paying great attention to every detail.
Unlike manufactured products, each piece of tableware is handmade and sold in an integrated process, so that the warmth of the earth and the heart of the craftsman reside in each piece.
"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 the brand's manufacturing is to create products that are pleasing to the eye, enjoyable to use, and whose presence enriches people's lives. They are committed to manufacturing with the belief that their pottery will be close to their customers and bring color and comfort to their daily lives and dining 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.
Incredibly beautiful sake cup. Absolutely love the detail of the art and quality! Extremely happy with my purchase and will definitely be purchasing more from this sore.
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