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Mug,​ Yoshidaya Camellia

JP¥ 2,700   (US$ 23.52)
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This mug is made in a comfortable, easy-to-use size. Adorned with a Yoshidaya camellia design.
[Yoshidaya Style] This style was created at the Yoshidaya kiln between 1824 and 1831. The wealthy merchant Den'emon Toyoda, seeking the resurrection of Kutaniyaki, used his own money to fund the kiln and succeeded in carving into history a kiln that created a large number of masterpieces. Using all of the Five Colors except for red (green, yellow, purple, navy), and also using the classic Kutani style of painting, this style features intricate and luxurious outlines filled in with generous amounts of blue and yellow, creating an innovate style with a profound appearance. Even when compared to other works from around the world, the beauty of the colors and the transparent appearance have an attractive look that stands out.

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.): diameter 8.2cm x height 8.5cm (260cc)
●Weight (product only): approx. 200g
●Weight (incl. packaging): approx. 250g
●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.  W11686

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