Seikou Kiln Sprawling Cats Kutani Sauce Plate
This Japanese plate features a Mokubei-style painting of lovely cats, just chilling or sleeping in nonchalant postures. Such daily lives of cats and their favorite things like fish, balls of yarn, and toys are putting all together on the plate.
Perfect size as a sauce plate. It is also versatile to serve cheese, nuts, condiments, and other small food.
Each piece is uniquely hand-painted by a dedicated artisan of Kutani ware, making the texture of the plate warm and appealing.
It is a great gift to yourself or for your loved ones.
See more items from our Kutani ware collection to create traditional meets modern Japanese table setting.
- Dimension: D12cm(4.7in) x H1.8cm(0.7in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Seikou Kiln
The vivid yet not splashy design and handy size can be attuned to any kitchen table, adding a colorful accent.
Each cat on the plate has a unique facial expression. Whether for everyday use or for entertaining your guests, the pate can be used in various settings. The plate will be a perfect gift for your cat-loving friends or family members. Of course, it can also be a gift to yourself.
Approximately 80 years after the decline of the Ko-Kutani, the Kasugayama kiln was founded in Kanazawa(Kaga Han). Aoki Mokubei introduced the Mokubei style. The figures, generally drawn in the five Kutani colors, are suspended on a red base layer. This overlaze is Chinese style.
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.
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