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אגרטל פרח קטני | kutani


אגרטל יפני קטנצ'יק * – נא לשים לב למידה

bird on a flower branch – yellow

מצויר ידנית בטכניקת kutani  ולכן יתכנו הבדלים בין הצילום למוצר בפועל

*מידה קוטר כ 8.8 ס"מ | גובה כ 10.7ס"מ

עוד פריטי kutani ware כאן >>

 x small -flower Vase – bird on a flower branch – yellow

Country of origin:Japan
Dimensions (approx):  8.8cm dia. x 10.7cm high

Kutaniyaki has a unique aesthetic that is still valuable hundreds of years later. The patterns are skillfully painted in the five colors of red, green, yellow, purple, and navy blue, and the brushwork is superbly executed, from flowers, birds, winds, and the moon to landscape figures and innovative geometric patterns.

Kutani-yaki is a collection of masterpieces in which the skills of the artists shine through.

The story of Kutani-yaki goes as far back as the 17th century. Maeda Toshiharu, the first Lord of the Daishoji Domain instructed his retainer Goto Saijiro to seek the education of pottery in Hizen-arita. This happened soon after the magnetite technique was discovered in Kaneyama, Kutani.

Today, Kutani is Sannaka cho in Ishikawa Prefecture where the retainer adopted the ancient techniques. Then, he built a kiln in Kutani which is popularly known as the beginning of Kutani-yaki. The bold use of colors, birds and animals in unique patterns painted on pottery makes Kutani ware what it is today.

Usually, the artists picks up a plain white ceramic piece and will start with a pattern of komon. The outlines are painted individually by using zaffre that includes cobalt oxide as an ingredient. The piece is kept in the kiln for heat that allows the zaffre to turn dark in color. This technique alone in the kiln takes up to seven hours.

The surface is then painted again with thicker strokes to create the intended the patterns. Each stroke and pattern determines the colors and the final design of the ceramic piece. The end result is much like a three-dimensional painting which makes it a unique design.

Every piece, be a teacup, a spoon, a bowl or a saucer is hand-painted and every stroke is done so by professional artisans. Once the patterns and designs are completed, the vessel is kept in the kiln again to be heated at about 800 Celsius. The chemical reaction that takes place due to the high heat converts the pigment into the translucent colors intended by the artist. Electrically heated kilns are used today in order to minimize the margin of error.

Unlike industrial products, each piece is different in color and size, and therefore, the pieces are never exactly the same.


Although every Kutani ware is dishwasher safe, it is recommended to hand wash everything. Using a mild detergent with a soft sponge is enough to clean every piece. Vigorously scrubbing or washing a Kutani dish can dull the shine and colors of intricate design and patterns. The golden and silver patterns on the dish tends to be delicate and can worn off with time.

Make sure that every piece is thoroughly dried before storing them in a cupboard. If it is stored wet, a moldy odor can occur. Since each piece is crafted with clay, it need to be dried before storing it neatly inside.

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