Red Decorative Kutani Owl Figurine
This is a red owl figurine made of Kutani ware porcelain. It is painted with a technique known as "Gosai," a characteristic of Kutani ware, using five colors: red, yellow, green, purple, and dark blue, and applying a thick layer of paint. The red color and bold patterns give a powerful impression, and at the same time, are meant to ward off evil.
In Japan, the owl has long been considered a bird of good omen for prosperity in business.
It is also appreciated as a god of learning and a bird of longevity.
It is also regarded as the god of wisdom in Europe and a bird that brings happiness in China.
Owl figurines are said to bring good luck when placed in places where people gather a lot, for example, in the living room or entryway.
This is a great gift for people who love Japanese culture and art.
- Dimension: 11.5cm(4.5in) x 11.5cm(4.5in) x H17cm(6.7in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
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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.