Wild Strawberry Kutani Japanese Teapot
This Japanese Teapot features wild strawberries by Mr. Tamekichi Mitsui, who is said to be one of the most beautiful contemporary artists producing Ko-Kutani style works.
His works are characterized by traditional patterns using green, dark blue, purple, yellow, and red, which are known as the Kutani Gosai (five colors of Kutani) since Ko-Kutani. The vivid colors glisten as if wet, and the way they appear on the white Kutani ware porcelain is breathtakingly beautiful.
With a capacity of 400ml"13.5oz", it is the perfect size for around three people to enjoy a cup of tea.
The stainless tea strainer is attached inside of the teapot.
The harmony of the western shape and the traditional Ko-Kutani technique is very beautiful. It can be used for both Japanese tea and black tea.
It comes in an original wooden box so it will sure be a perfect gift for people who love creative crafts and Japanese art.
- Dimension: 19cm(7.5in) x 11cm(4.3in) x H14cm(5.5in)
- Capacity: 400ml(13.5oz)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Mr. Tamekichi Mitsui
MR. Tamekichi Mitsui
Mr. Tamekichi Mitsui is one of the representative artists of modern Kutani ware. Many of his works were presented to foreign royal family and are purchased by foreign ambassadors. He has also held many solo exhibitions in famous art galleries such as Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Smithsonian Museums.
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.