Kutani ware Yunomi teacup gold flower design
Kutani ware packed with gold and flowers Yunomi teacup
Size / Capacity: Diameter 8.2cm Height 8cm
Hanazume is a style that represents the gorgeous gorgeousness of Kutani ware. The flowers that are spread all over will brighten up the space.
The shape that makes you feel the handmade texture fits in the palm of your hand, so it is recommended for everyday use.
● Kutani ware traditional technique “”Hanazume””
Hanazume is a style that represents the gorgeous gorgeousness of Kutani ware. It is said that more than 10 years of experience is required to master this technique because the design of the entire porcelain covered with flowers requires extremely precise technique. Literally, the flowers that are spread all over will brighten up the space. In addition, this teacup has the outline of the flower drawn in gold, so when it is exposed to light, you can see various expressions.
● Handmade texture
The shape that makes you feel the handmade texture fits in the palm of your hand, so it is recommended for everyday use. In addition, since each fabric is created by craftsmen, the fabrics are mixed irregularly to create different textures depending on the vessel, such as green or gray, or a mottled pattern in which the two colors are mixed. It is a characteristic of gold flower stuffing. Please enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime vessel that can never be created by a machine.
● What is Kutani ware?
Kutani ware is a pottery made around Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture. It is a traditional handicraft of ceramics with colored paintings and 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.
In the Yoshidaya style, the four fresh colors of blue, yellow, purple, and navy blue are beautiful, and in the Iidaya style, the characteristic red color that is called “”Kutani Aka-e”” stands out.
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.
History of Kutani ware
The beginning of Kutani ware dates back to 1655 (the first year of the Meireki calendar).
It was named Kutani ware because it was produced in Kutani village, the territory of the Daishoji domain, which is a branch of the Kaga domain.
Saijiro Goto, who studied ceramic art in Arita, will open the kiln, but it will be abandoned once in just half a century. It is not known how the kiln was abandoned, but there is a theory that it was suspected of being smuggled. The pottery produced in this short period is called “”Kutani””, and you can see the gorgeous colors and characteristic patterns.
Approximately 100 years after the abandoned kiln, Kutani ware was made again with the encouragement of the Kaga domain. First, in 1807 (4th year of culture), Aoki Mokubei, a literary artist, was invited from Kyoto to build the Kasugayama kiln, and the history of Mokubei style began.
Then, in 1827 (7th year of Bunsei), Yoshidaya style by the wealthy merchant Yoshidaya Denemon, 1831 (2nd year of Tenpo), Iidaya style, 1841 (12th year of Tenpo), Shosanfu, 1865. In (the first year of Keio), the Eiraku style was born.