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Change de SAKE,​ Colored Glaze

JP¥ 5,000   (US$ 39.89)
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The taste of spirits can vary greatly depending on the shape of the vessel. You can notice a completely different taste even from the same drink from a different vessel! This cup set includes three classic shapes (flat, round, long), that will give you and your friends or family a surprising and enjoyable experience. You can also find out which shape you like the best!
[Saiyu Style] The late National Living Treasure Yasokichi Tokuda III established a technique that garnered the highest praise from around the world. Using four of the Kutani Colors - blue (green), yellow, purple, and navy - in a precise formulation, he divided his vessels into a unique combination of blended colors that cover the entire surface. By applying several coats of glaze, the step-by-step change in colors creates a look you can enjoy with an elegant mix of light and dark shades for a unique appearance that adds a profound atmosphere of wonder. This pattern is especially popular as a souvenir for visitors from overseas.

Kutaniyaki has been designated by the Minster of Economy, Trade, and Industry as a traditional Japanese craft.
JAPAN KUTANI is an art that represents Japan! This work of art boasts five colors that show the history and tradition of the Kaga Hyakuman-koku, a fief known for producing a million "koku" (about five million bushels) of rice.
Featuring a bold, original composition and rich, beautiful use of colors, this glazed pottery has breathtaking expressive qualities that represent the best of Japanese craft.
This style of pottery was created approximately 360 years ago (around 1655, in the early Edo period) in the village of Kutani, located in the Daishoji domain (part of the Kaga clan) to symbolize the glory of Kaga Hyakuman-koku. This pottery boasts a focus on dazzling, luxurious decorative glazing and a unique style that colorfully illustrates the atmosphere of daily life.
The appeal of Kutaniyaki can be found in its coloring, the Kutani Five Colors - red, blue (green), yellow, purple, and navy - that form its base while the shimmering, transparent appearance of the glaze brings out its depictive qualities. The combination of the strong sturdy porcelain material and the graceful, elegant use of the five colors has established a style of innovative, artistic pottery.
Under the name JAPAN KUTANI, this pottery has been known as an export since the Meiji period that has grown to have wide name recognition and popularity in the West. One man in particular, named Shoza Kutani, established a line of "colored brocade" vases and other works that planted the seeds of worldwide popularity thanks to his exhibition at a World Expo.
This history, tradition, and thought continues to this day in the vibrant appearance of Kutaniyaki, which is created with the feelings of craftsmen who wish to add vibrancy and warmth to the long winters of the Hokuriku region. The beauty of the glass glaze and its smooth, transparent appearance attracts pottery enthusiasts from all corners of the world.
●Materials: Porcelain
●Size (approx.): [Flat Type] diameter 7.5cm x height 3.1cm (60cc),​ [Round Type] diameter 6.3cm x height 5cm (100cc),​ [Long Type] diameter 5.3cm x height 6.3cm (80cc)
●Weight (product only): approx. 200g
●Weight (incl. packaging): approx. 350g
●Made in Ishikawa
●Brand Name: Kutaniyaki
[Handling Precautions]
*Items made using gold,​ silver (including gold & silver leaf) and metal (parts) cannot be used in the microwave.
*Not heat-resistant: please to not use in ovens or other heating appliances.
*Please clean with a soft sponge and pH-neutral dish detergent soon after use. Wash as soon as possible,​ rinse and dry properly before storing.
*When using in household or commercial dishwashers,​ high-pressure cleaning (polishing) may cause the removal of color,​ loss of transparency,​ and lost of luster. Please do not clean in dishwashers.
・In order to prevent the risk of damage to the item,​ please do not use abrasive sponges,​ nylon or metal brushes,​ or abrasive cleansers,​ as they may cause the gold,​ silver,​ paint or adhesive to peel off or damage the surface.
*The feet of Kutani ware items are not coated with glaze. Minimal polishing has been performed but scratches may occur places that come into direct contact with it. Take care when using on soft or easily damaged surfaces such as alcoves ("Toko-no-ma"),​ flower tables,​ shelves,​ tables and lacquer-finished surfaces,​ and be sure to lay something underneath.
*Vases,​ decorative plate,​ ornaments,​ porcelain tiles and other decorative items: In respects to aesthetics,​ finely colored decorative paint may be used. Refrain from using as tableware.
*Please do not use this item for anything other than its intended purpose.

[Other Information]
*Can be used in a dish dryer.
*As each item is hand-made one-by-one,​ the color,​ pattern & shape may differ slightly from the photos.
*Should there be no stock,​ item manufacture will take place after order placement. Depending on the item,​ delivery may be delayed. Please contact customer service regarding the delivery date.
Item No.  W11569

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