Seikou Kiln Eagle and Willow Kutani Sauce Plate
The Japanese small plate features a heron with a long beak painted in the yellow background. With Yoshidaya, a famous traditional style of Kutani ware, the combination of bright colors makes this small yet powerful piece of artwork stand out.
The heron depicted on the plate is known as a bird that brings good luck. The willow branches hanging down on the heron is also known to be a lucky plant due to its resilient nature and the first to bud in the spring.
Made to wish its owner's fortune, the lucky plate is a perfect gift to yourself or gift for your loved ones.
Perfect size as a sauce plate. It is also versatile to serve cheese, nuts, condiments, and other small food.
Furthermore, you may put a small portion of food or relishes in, place it on a larger plate or into a bento box for more stylish and sophisticated food presentation.
There are different designs for the same plate from Kutani ware so collect your favorite motifs. See more items from our Kutani ware collection to create traditional meets modern table setting.
- Dimension: D10.5(4.1in) x H2cm(0.8in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Seikou Kiln
Yoshidaya Style, which is one of the most famous traditional style of Kutani Ware, was first created by Yoshidaya Denemon in 1824. The four basic colors that are used within this plate are yellow, green, and aubergine. This style restored the painting style of Aote Ko-kutani. Yoshidaya painted the surface of the plate completely using only the 4 colors, yellow, green, dark blue and purple and never red.
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.