Skillfully handcrafted, individually painted by the reputable Kutani artisan in in Ishikawa, Japan, this highly collectible Chawan symbolizes Spring and vitality. Hanazume features its floral pattern which is full of flowers with gold outlines. It represents gorgeous and luxurious painting of Kutani Ware.
Original wooden box is included. Limited quantity available.
ABOUT KUTANI WARE 九谷焼
"Kutani-yaki is pottery with overglaze painting, made in the southern cities such as Kanazawa, Komatsu, Kaga, and Nomi in Ishikawa Prefecture. The history of Kutani-yaki dates back to around 17th century. The first lord of Daishoji Domain, Maeda Toshiharu, told his retainer Goto Saijiro to go learn about pottery in Hizen-arita after discovery of magnetite in Kaneyama, Kutani, which is now Sannaka cho, Kutani in Ishikawa Prefecture. He adopted its techniques and built a kiln in Kutani, which is said to be the beginning of Kutani-yaki. With exquisite use of many vivid colors such as blue, green and yellow as well as bold unconventional patterns, Kutani-yaki came in many forms. It was soon highly evaluated as the best porcelain with overglaze painting in Japan, earning praise for its uniqueness and beautiful shapes "
- Japan National Tourism Organization