Kutani Lucky Cat - Maneki Neko P
A blue beckoning cat with an arabesque pattern. In Feng Shui, blue is the color of intelligence, and blue lucky cats are said to be effective in improving academic performance.
The arabesque pattern represents a long, growing ivy, symbolizing vitality. It was loved as an auspicious pattern that signified prosperity and longevity.
It is said that a cat with its right paw up will being fortune and lucky.
In the old days, Japanese farmers living with cats were said to prosper without crop damage because cats would drive away rats that damage their crops.
Today, also known as a "lucky cat," the beckoning cat is popular as a charm of good financial fortune.
Filled with Japanese tradition and good fortune, this Beckoning cat is excellent for your house decor and brings good luck to you and your loved ones.
- Dimension: 7.8cm(3.1in) x 7.8cm(3.1in) xH11.8cm(4.6in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
Souraku-an is a pottery company headed by Tsuyoshi Sato, who is a traditional Kutani ware craftsman, and consists of creative and ambitious young craftsmen.It was founded in 2013. The founder of Souraku-an, Mr. Sato, is a ceramic artist who learned Kutani ware technique and also mastered the ink painting technique to create his own unique works.
They value the classical aesthetics of traditional Kutani ware and strive to make the most of the intrinsic charm of materials such as clay and paint.
Each item is individually formed and fired on a potter's wheel, then carefully painted with a brush using the traditional five colors of Kutani ware, and fired again in a kiln. With the aesthetic sense that has been handed down from generation to generation in Kutani ware, they strive to make the most of the intrinsic charm of clay, glaze, and paint.
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.