Seikou Kiln Kutani Color Reusable Chopsticks 23cm/9in
These Japanese reusable chopsticks features Kutani color patterns and motifs, produced by Wakasa lacquer which is known as one of the biggest manufacturer of the lacquered chopsticks in Japan.
Wakasa lacquer chopsticks are manufactured in Obama, Fukui. One of the remarkable characteristics of Wakasa lacquer products is, unlike assembly-line production, individually crafted by artisans and has its own feature.
so it is good as either daily use or gifts for anyone.
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: 23cm(9in)
- Material: Wood
- Coating: Polyester resin
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Seikou Kiln
Ko-Kutani is one of the most traditional style of Kutani Ware. Its 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 Kano School 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.
I haven’t used it yet but look forward to doing so. The chopsticks matched well with my other dinnerware and I love the patterns!
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