Seikou Kiln Akae Kinrande Serving Plate 11.4in
A simply stunning plate with finely detailed traditional patterns in various shades of red decorated with gold.
"Akae" which means "red drawing," is one of the classic techniques of Kutani Ware. Detailed patterns with differing shades of a red pigment are added to the Kutani ware that fully cover the surface of the item.
To add to the beauty of the elegant "akae" is the gold. Styles in which the background is painted in red and then filled in with gold is called "Kinrande," which is one of the most popular styles of Akae. This enhances the intricate patterns and texture of the plate. The windmill pattern gives movement to the total design and gives the plate a contemporary and stylish look.
The slightly curved design makes it easy to plate any kind of dish, even those with a slight sauce. The plate has a diameter of about 11 inches and is large enough to work well as a main plate for a meal of 3 to 4 people.
See more items from our Kutani ware collection to create modern table settings with elaborately crafted traditional Kutani tableware.
- Dimension: D29cm(11.4in) x H2.8cm(1.1in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Seikou Kiln
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ABOUT SEIKOU KILN
In early Taisho era, (about 100 years ago) Seikou Kiln opened its kiln in Nomi city of Ishikawa prefecture.
Seikou Kiln researched Japanese overglaze paint for Kutani for years. Finally, they achieved a high quality product with their printing paper. Transparency of glassy glaze and thick overglaze paint are as same quality as hand paint work.
“Expression which inherits Ko Kutani by using Japanese overglaze paint.”
“Consistent with improving quality of Kutani ware as a craft.”
“Offer unique elegance of Kutani ware in reasonable price which is acceptable for market.”
These 3 are principles of Seikou porcelain. With their as high quality as hand paint, Seikou tells attractiveness of Kutani ware to modern life. They won many awards such as at “Charming Japanese Souvenir Contest” by Japan Tourism Agency or at “Gourmet & Dining Style Show.
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.