Kutani ware Maneki Neko cat doll left hand black background design


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Kutani ware Maneki Neko cat doll left hand black background design

Size: Width about 2.4 in / Depth about 2.2 in / Height about 4.1 in
Producing area: Japan
Material / ingredient: Porcelain

What is Maneki Neko (cat doll)?
In Japan, the beckoning cat that you can still see at the eaves of shops.
It is a unique Japanese lucky charm that is decorated with wishes such as prosperous business and thousands of customers.

What is Kutani ware?
Kutani ware is a pottery made around Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture.
A traditional handicraft of ceramics with colored paintings, it was born in the early Edo period.
The characteristics of Kutani ware are vivid colors, bold and graceful patterns, and a technique called “”overpainting.””
Overpainting is a technique of painting with pigment on the glaze and baking it again. Since the overpainting used for overpainting can be baked at about 800 degrees, there are few restrictions on pigments and you can enjoy a variety of colors. This technique is used not only in Kutani ware but also in Arita ware.
The colors of Kutani ware are all vivid, but they differ slightly depending on the type.
The ones that use the five colors (red, yellow, green, purple, and navy blue) commonly known as “”Kutani Gosai”” are Kutani and Mokubei style.
The Yoshidaya style has beautiful blue, yellow, purple, and navy blue, and the Iidaya style has a distinctive red color that is called “”Kutani Aka-e””.
The Eiraku style is decorated with glossy red and gold, and the Shosan style is a beautifully balanced Kutani ware that combines the techniques of Kokutani, Yoshidaya, Aka-e, and Kinbante.

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