SEIKOU KILN KO-KUTANI CUP AND SAUCER
$59.00

Seikou Kiln Ko-Kutani Cup and Saucer

USD $59

Only 3 pieces in stock!

The Japanese traditional pattern coffee cup with a bird on a green background.

This is a typical design of the Ko-Kutani (old Kutani) style dating back to mid-17th century, depicting the nature-themed daring design and distinctive bright colors of Kutani ware.

The bright green color is symbolic for Kutani ware and looks beautiful with coffee, tea, and Japanese tea in.

The saucer can be used as a small plate for confectionaries, cheeses, nuts, and fruits.

See more items from our Ko-Kutani collection for a more unified and sophisticated table setting.

PRODUCT DETAIL

  • Quantity: Set includes 1 cup and 1 plate
  • Dimension: Cup D8.5cm(3.4in) H6.8cm(2.6in)
  • Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
  • Brand: Seikou Kiln
  • Origin: Made in Japan


FEATURES

KO-KUTANI STYLE

Ko-Kutani is one of the most traditional style of Kutani Ware. It’s characteristics are a mighty and lovely design and flowing hairline with five colors of paint (green, yellow, red, purple, dark blue). The style attracts by its dynamic subtle charm. This style prospered under the guidance of Morikage Kusumi, expert of the Kanoschool of Japanese painting.

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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.

    Principles

    “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.

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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.