Seikou Kiln Hokusai Fuji Kutani Ochoko Sake Cup
The Japanese sake cup features Red Fuji, capturing the moment of the rising sun turning Mount Fuji red in a clear early morning.
With the combination of Kutani ware with the masterpiece of the genius artist Hokusai Katsushika, it has truly an eye-stopping charm for anyone.
Red Fuji is known to bring good fortune, so it is a perfect sake cup for celebrating special occasions.
It is also recommended as a gift for someone who loves Japanese art and culture.
See more items from our Hokusai collection to enjoy the world of his art.
- Dimension: D5.5cm(2.2in) x H5.3cm(2in)
- Capacity: 45ml(1.5oz)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Seikou Kiln
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Akafuji refers to the phenomenon of Mt. Fuji turning red in the morning sun, mainly in late summer and early autumn.
Since Akafuji is rarely seen, it is said that wishes such as being spared from calamities and prosperity will come true. Let Hokusai's very auspicious motifs be a part of your life.
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.