Seikou Kiln Red Kutani Color Reusable Chopsticks 21cm/8.2in
These Japanese reusable chopsticks feature stunning Kutani color patterns and motifs on Wakasa lacquerware chopsticks. The top ends of the chopsticks are colored in an elegant vermillion red hue.
The Kutani color designs on the chopsticks are created through an exquisite fusion of traditional patterns with modern sensibilities. Seikou Kiln, a renowned kiln of Kutani ware, beautifully combines the charm of Kutani color designs with the elegance of Wakasa lacquerware chopsticks.
Wakasa lacquerware chopsticks are manufactured in Obama, Fukui. Wakasa lacquerware chopsticks are also well-known for their high resistance to heat and water. One of the remarkable characteristics of Wakasa lacquerware products is that each piece is distinctly crafted by skilled craftpersons.
These chopsticks are an excellent addition to a tabletop for daily meals and special occasions. We highly recommend matching these chopsticks with other Kutani ware items such as chopstick rests, coasters and small plates for designing a unified table setting and a welcoming atmosphere.
- Dimension: 21cm(8.2in)
- Material: Wood
- Coating: Polyester resin
- Origin: Made in Japan, Wakasa Lacquerware
- Brand: Seikou Kiln
Ko-Kutani is one of the most traditional styles of Kutani Ware. Its characteristics are a mighty and lovely design in five colors of paint (green, yellow, red, purple, and dark blue). The style attracts by its dynamic subtle charm. This style prospered under the guidance of Morikage Kusumi, an expert in the Kano School 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.
“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.