Tosen Kiln Kozan-ji Temple Choju Giga Kiyomizu Ware Rectangle Plate 10.4in
Featuring the distinctive “nami-yu” glaze, which is made from the ashes of the Kyoto forest, this rectangle plate has a natural base color in yellowish cream-white. It depicts the famous illustrated scroll named "Choju Giga" which is a caricature picture scroll depicting anthropomorphic animals and their playfulness, dating from the 12th to 13th centuries.
Founded in 1868 as a Kiyomizu ware wholesaler in Kyoto, Tosen Kiln uses its own blend of soil and glaze, preserving the methods and quality of the works of Nonomura Ninsei, the renowned potter who is said to have established the art of Kyo ware in the 17th century.
The surface of the plate is glazed stoneware with its lactescent glow. Hand painted paintings of a frog, rabbits and a monkey serve as accompaniments to add a humorous touch. The base of the place is unglazed, retaining the rough surfaces of clay with a color of cream-white. The outlines of the plate are uneven and curvy, reminding us of the gentle fingers and craftsmanship that took place in this unique plate.
The technique of painting directly on a bisqued plate requires unique skill as paint is quickly absorbed by the clay surface. The art of underglaze painting uses more restraint colors of blue and brown, giving the piece a more subdued impression. As the paint is absorbed under the glaze, the result is the more lucid and transparent finish of the delicate brush work, as opposed to the more solid pigments of overglaze painting.
The size is perfect as a Sushi platter, Sashimi platter, and Tempura platter.
Tosen Kiln introduces the timeless techniques of Kiyomizu ware through their delicate hand painting and modeling styles. The intricate paintings on the stoneware breathe warmth and beauty into the pieces and tell stories of the diligence needed to create them.
- Dimension: L12cm(4.7in) x W26.5cm(10.4in) x H1.2cm(0.5in)
- Material: Stoneware
- Origin: Made in Japan - Kiyomizu Ware
- Brand: Tosen Kiln
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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.
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.
my favorite serving piece—a treasure—a work of art!
having a dinner party to show it off in two days. can't wait to place the gyoza on those fun little characters.
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment again. We hope our products will add a little laugh to your party!