Souraku-An Blue Peony Bowl Set A
This gorgeous Japanese bowl set adorned with a bright blue peony is made by Mr. Tsuyoshi Sato, a Kutani ware artisan known for his use of bright colors and florals.
With brush painting, which is a characteristic of Kutani ware, a thick peony motif is drawn as if it bloomed on bowls, and the center is decorated with gold leaf.
The simple and modern design without rims goes well with any dish, not just Japanese.
The small bowl is perfect for serving a small amount of side dishes for one person, and the medium bowl is suitable for salads and fruits. The large bowl is perfect for salads and appetizers for several people, and because it is deep, you can put Nimono (Simmered food), soup, pasta, etc., or use it as a Donburi bowl.
This set is also available in red color. See more items from Souraku-An Peony collection.
- Quantity: Set of 3 bowls
- Dimension: D21cm (8.26in)/ D17.5cm (6.88in)/D14.5cm (5.7in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Souraku-an
Souraku-an is a pottery company headed by Tsuyoshi Sato, who is a traditional Kutani ware craftsman, and consists of creative and ambitious young craftsmen.It was founded in 2013. The founder of Souraku-an, Mr. Sato, is a ceramic artist who learned Kutani ware technique and also mastered the ink painting technique to create his own unique works.
They value the classical aesthetics of traditional Kutani ware and strive to make the most of the intrinsic charm of materials such as clay and paint.
Each item is individually formed and fired on a potter's wheel, then carefully painted with a brush using the traditional five colors of Kutani ware, and fired again in a kiln. With the aesthetic sense that has been handed down from generation to generation in Kutani ware, they strive to make the most of the intrinsic charm of clay, glaze, and paint.
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.