Seikou Kiln Yoshidaya Gourd Kutani Round Plate
This Japanese plate features a large bottle gourd and a pine tree on it. In Japan, the gourd is known to bring good fortune and a symbol of lasting posterity and business success.
With a diameter of 15 cm (5.9 in), it is perfect as an extra palate for the main dish or dessert.
You can use this plate on your kitchen table, or this will be a great gift for your loved one who might be interested in the world of traditional Japanese artwork. With the design that brightens up your kitchen table, the plate can also be used as decorative art on a wall or a shelf.
There are different designs for the same plate from Kutani ware so collect your favorite motifs. See more items from our Kutani ware collection to create traditional meets modern Japanese table setting.
- Dimension: D15cm(5.9in) x H2cm(0.8in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Seikou Kiln
Yoshidaya Style, which is one of the most famous traditional style of Kutani Ware, was first created by Yoshidaya Denemon in 1824. The four basic colors that are used within this plate are yellow, green, and aubergine. This style restored the painting style of Aote Ko-kutani. Yoshidaya painted the surface of the plate completely using only the 4 colors, yellow, green, dark blue and purple and never red.
Seikou Kiln Gourd Series
The gourd has been used as a vessel in Japanese daily life since ancient times, and has been a symbol of prosperity since it is said that a hundred seeds can be produced from a single gourd. It has also been used as a lucky charm to pray for good health.
ABOUT SEIKOU KILN
In early Taisho era, (1912-1919) Seikou Kiln opened its kiln in Nomi city of Ishikawa prefecture.
Seikou Kiln researched Japanese overglaze paint for Kutani for years. Finally, they realized the product with high quality like hand paint by 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.