TAKA TOSHIFUMI LAKE AND BIRD KATAKUCHI SAKE SET
¥225,000

Taka Toshifumi Lake and Bird Katakuchi Sake Set

JPY ¥225,000

Only 1 piece in stock!

This exquisite Kutani ware sake set includes a beautifully crafted carafe and two matching cups. Styled in the celebrated kinsai technique, known for its lavish application of gold, this set epitomizes the richness and elegance of Kutani ware. 

Taka Toshifumi has delicately depicted a moonlit lake with distant mountains and a charming kingfisher, using fine brushwork and vivid, cheerful colors. All three pieces feature the same motif, with slight variations in the bird's posture on the cups, showcasing meticulous attention to detail.

While inheriting the kinsai style, Taka Toshifumi incorporates his own insights and innovations. He blends traditional opulence with contemporary aesthetics, preserving kinsai motifs while adding his unique designs for a harmonious, modern look.

Taka Toshifumi, born in 1965, is a renowned Japanese craftsman specializing in Kutani ware. He not only preserves his family's traditional methods but also continually innovates, keeping Kutani ware vibrant and unique in modern art.

PRODUCT DETAIL

  • Quantity: 1 carafe and 2 cups
  • Dimension: [Katakuchi sake carafe] D 6.5 cm (2.5 in) x H 13 cm (5 in) 
    [Cup] D 6.6 cm (2.6 in) x H 6.4 cm (2.5 in)
  • Capacity: [Katakuchi sake carafe] 270 ml (9.1 oz)
    [Cup] 50 ml (1.7 oz)
  • Material: Porcelain
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Kutani ware
  • Artist: Taka Toshifumi

The surface of this sake set is adorned with delicate designs, capturing a serene and refined aesthetic amidst a watercolor-like gradient of colors. Under a crescent moon, the cool-toned moonlight cascades over a range of peaks, casting a faint blue glow. The calm water ripples with white, and a kingfisher with jade blue feathers stands prominently in the foreground. Notably, the blue of the kingfisher's back is a shade that Taka meticulously studied during his university years. Its texture contrasts with the surrounding frosted areas, being smooth and possessing a translucent quality.

Kinsai, a hallmark of Kutani ware, is celebrated for its opulent use of gold to create intricate and luxurious designs. This technique involves applying gold leaf or paste to porcelain, forming elaborate patterns that are then fixed with an overglaze. The process is labor-intensive, requiring precision in placing the gold. The final result is a striking interplay between the gleaming gold and the vivid Kutani gosai, or five colors, showcasing a high level of craftsmanship and adding a rich, shimmering dimension to the ceramics.

Kinsai, a hallmark of Kutani ware, is celebrated for its opulent use of gold to create intricate and luxurious designs. This technique involves applying gold leaf or paste to porcelain, forming elaborate patterns that are then fixed with an overglaze. The process is labor-intensive, requiring precision in placing the gold. The final result is a striking interplay between the gleaming gold and the vivid Kutani gosai, or five colors, showcasing a high level of craftsmanship and adding a rich, shimmering dimension to the ceramics.

TAKA TOSHIFUMI

Taka Toshifumi, born in 1965, is a renowned Japanese craftsman specializing in Kutani ware. He studied molding techniques at Osaka University of Arts and received comprehensive ceramic arts training at the Kutani Ceramic Technical Training Institute, where he both inherited and innovated his family's Kutani ware techniques.

He not only preserves his family's traditional methods but also continually innovates, keeping Kutani ware vibrant and unique in modern art.

Taka’s work is celebrated for its exquisite craftsmanship and unique use of color. He excels in depicting flowers, birds, people and various patterns, using soft colors and delicate brushwork to express the distinctive elegance of Kutani ware. His creations have been selected for prestigious exhibitions. He has also held solo exhibitions in cities like Vienna, Guangzhou and Dubai.

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