Seikou Kiln Kutani Color Chopstick Rest
From Japanese flower to Hokusai's Ukiyo-e, this chopstick rest features various Japanese traditional motifs and patterns in vivid Kutani colors.
The chopstick rests are an indispensable piece for table setting. Although it is a small tableware, you can express your personality by choosing a motif that suits the season or a festive event.
It is also enjoyable for your friends and family to choose what they like to use for the dining.
Highly recommended to collect other items from Kutani Color collection, such as chopsticks, coasters, and small plates, for designing a more unified table setting and a welcoming atmosphere.
- Dimension: 4cm(1.6in) x 3.4cm(1.3in) x H1.1cm(0.4in)
- Material: Porcelain
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Seikou Kiln
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.
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.
Very well made. No sharp edges, glaze is smooth like glass, but, you may still feel the texture of the paint. This was added to my holiday list :-)
Thanks so much for your thoughtful and detailed review! Learning about the pleasant experience you had with our items was really confidence-boosting. We hope it would be a great gift for holiday :)