Seikou Kiln Auspicious Omens Kutani Ochoko Sake Cup
This Japanese sake cup features happy motifs such as a lucky cat, a daruma, and a chidori, which are said to bring good luck in Japan.
The smooth rim provides a delicate texture of Sake to the mouth. It is a perfect sake cup for celebrating occasions, such as New Year's Day, birthday, and moving party.
Each piece is painted with Japanese color paint, which is one of the remarkable features of Kutani ware, making the texture of the cup warm and appealing.
We also have more items from a series of Auspicious Omens Kutani, such as plates and sake cylinder.
- Dimension: 12cm(4.72in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Seikou Kiln
Approximately 80 years after the decline of the Ko-Kutani, the Kasugayama kiln was founded in Kanazawa(Kaga Han). Aoki Mokubei introduced the Mokubei style. The figures, generally drawn in the five Kutani colors, are suspended on a red base layer. This overglaze is Chinese style.
Seikou Kiln Auspicious Omen Series
Auspicious Omen series is a motif design that is said to bring good luck in Japan.Each one is said to bring good health, longevity, and money luck, making it perfect for celebrations and everyday use.
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 realized the product with high quality like hand paint by 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.