TOSEN KILN CAMELLIA KIYOMIZU WARE CHOPSTICK REST SET
$119.00

Tosen Kiln Camellia Kiyomizu Ware Chopstick Rest Set

USD $119

The image of the delicate camellia flower is vividly captured on these chopstick rests from Tosen Kiln. Camellia flowers, passionately adored by Taniguchi, reflect the serene beauty and tradition of Kyoto. The intricate blend of dark and light green shades of the leaves beautifully contrasts the white and red glossy petals that sit upon the creamy-white base.

Founded in 1868 as a Kiyomizu ware wholesaler in Kyoto, Tosen Kiln upholds its exceptional legacy, using its unique blend of soil and glaze. They continue the traditions and unparalleled quality reminiscent of the works of Nonomura Ninsei, the iconic potter credited with pioneering the art of Kyo ware in the 17th century.

The camellia designs are hand-painted by expert painters with a deep-rooted background in Japanese-style painting. The subtle and soft color palette, derived from the art of underglaze painting, highlights Tosen Kiln's commitment to maintaining a balance between vividness and artistic subtlety. Painting such intricate designs on an unglazed base demands extraordinary skill, as the base material is highly absorbent. Following the painting process, a nami-yu glaze is applied, bestowing a clear and shiny coat over the detailed drawings, enhancing the watercolor-esque hue of the camellia leaves.

Pair these chopstick rests with other items from Tosen Kiln's Camellia series to achieve a harmonious aesthetic. They also serve as captivating decorative pieces, adding a touch of Kyoto's elegance to any setting.

This exclusive set of five chopstick rests is beautifully housed in a premium paulownia box, also decorated with hand-painted camellias. The Japanese characters for "chopstick rest" are elegantly written on the backside of the lid, while on the left, the esteemed name of Tosen Kiln is proudly displayed. This artful ensemble makes an impeccable gift, ensuring that any special occasion becomes truly unforgettable.

PRODUCT DETAIL

  • Quantity: 6 pcs
  • Dimension: 4 cm (1.6 in) x 4 cm (1.6 in) x 0.5 cm (0.2 in)
  • Wooden Box: 10.7 cm (4.2 in) x 15.7 cm (6.2 in) x 3.2 cm (1.3 in)
  • Material: Stoneware 
  • Origin: Made in Japan - Kiyomizu Ware
  • Brand: Tosen kiln

ABOUT TOSEN KILN

Tosen Kiln introduces the traditional techniques of Kiyomizu ware through their delicate hand painting and modeling styles.

The intricate paintings breathe warmth and beauty into their pieces and tell stories of the diligence needed to create them.

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ABOUT Kyo Ware and Kiyomizu Ware

"Emblematic Pottery Flourishes in the Old Capital of Japan"

Kyo ware and Kiyomizu ware is one of Kyoto's representative crafts. Its a traditional craft designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, named Kyo-yaki or Kiyomizu-yaki in Japanese.

There is no specific style, and all pottery techniques from various regions of Japan are used. Another characteristic of Kyo ware is that all processes, such as pottery wheel turning and painting, are done by hand. With a history that has developed along with traditional culture, Kyo ware is characterized by delicate painting and excellent modeling skills, resulting in ceramics of great elegance and highly pictorial qualities. Kyo ware and Kiyomizu ware were designated as traditional crafts by the Japanese government in 1977 and are very popular for its artistic quality.

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