Soukyu Kiln Okame Kutani Sauce Plate
This Kutani square sauce plate is adorned with the playful design of a humorous "Okame."
Okame is an iconic Japanese mask motif and is characterized by a round face, short hair and rounded cheeks. Historically, okame was seen as a sign of good fortune. A lovely smile graces the okame's expression, illuminated by rosy cheeks and full red lips.
This sauce plate is well-suited for everyday use and for serving guests when enjoying Japanese cuisine. It is the perfect size for soy sauce and condiments, and a wonderful item to set small sweets along side a cup of hot green tea. Enjoy collecting these small plates as they come in various designs.
Founded in 2017, Soukyu Kiln is a new Kutani ware kiln located in Nomi, Ishikawa Prefecture. The studio is operated by Ms. Chie Sakurai, a ceramic artist, and her husband. Their products are dainty in size but have a strong presence which catches one's eye on the dining table.
- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: 9.2cm(3.6in) x 9cm(3.5in) x H1.8cm(0.7in)
- Material: Porcelain
- Origin: Made in Japan -Kutani ware
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ABOUT SOUKYU KILN
Soukyu Kiln is a pottery of Kutani ware in Nomi city of Ishikawa prefecture.
A Kiln artist Chie Sakurai and her husband produce these cute works in Soukyu Kiln. She inherited traditional Kutani Gosai (5 colors), Red, Yellow, Green, Purple, and Deep Blue and makes cute and unique design for modern lifestyle.
Everyone cannot stop saying “How cute!” to the Kutani plates of Soukyu Kiln. Beautiful and cute tableware have got attention.
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.