Phoenix pattern pottery from Japan

Traditional Japanese porcelains with phoenix pattern that you can buy on       The phoenix, which appears in mythology from ancient Egypt to Greece, is a legendary bird that has lived for 500 years and is dead from the ashes. On the other hand, as another source in Asia, there has been an auspicious imaginary bird called 鳳凰 about 3000 years ago. Even to Japan, which adopted various Chinese cultures, 鳳凰 came and it was incorporated into various designs as a symbol of good luck. Japanese people have called the bird “Ho-o”.   The figure is somewhat different from that of the western one. The Asian phoenix has a Read more about Phoenix pattern pottery from Japan[…]

Ceramic sake cup sets from 4 Japanese traditional crafts

Arita, Kiyomizu, Kutani, and Hagi pottery and porcelain sake cup sets from       A ceramic is a most popular drinking ware when the people drink sake in Japan. Though there are choko or guinomi cups of tin or glass, they are just for the cold sake and not for hot. On that point, we can enjoy both cold and hot the Japanese rice wine with the pottery or porcelain sake cups. Furthermore, there are all sorts of ceramic sake cups, it is fun to choose. When you have sets of the cups, the drinking with the family or friends would be more enjoyable! I would like to show Read more about Ceramic sake cup sets from 4 Japanese traditional crafts[…]

Dot and flower pattern Kutani ware Japanese teapots kyusu

Kutani ceramic kyusu with Cihbu (dot) pattern     Blue dots and flowers (350ml)       When you look for a flowery and colorful Japanese traditional pottery, I recommend three kilns, Arita (Imari) ware, Kiyomizu (Kyoto) ware, and Kutani ware. There are some styles of the old kiln, and they have each brightness. The blue, white or pink dot patterns really go well with gold as well as flowers. All of dot and pattern are drawn by the craftsmen. You would feel admiration for the fine work. Arita ware tea sets Kiyomizu ware tea sets       Blue dots (300ml)     Pink dots (300ml)       Read more about Dot and flower pattern Kutani ware Japanese teapots kyusu[…]

Japanese Kutani Yoshidaya porcelain Koro from

Yoshidaya Style Koro incense burner of Kutani-yaki   The more than 360 years of history Japanese porcelain Kutani-yaki has various style of coloring and the elegant painting. The colors of Yoshidaya Style are yellow, green, and blue, that makes the unique coolness. And the artistic painting is also the reason because there are many people who love the ceramic of Yoshidaya Style.   The Asian paintings and beautiful forms of the traditional porcelain Koro surely make your room more stylish! Of course, you can also enjoy the good scent of the incense. Before you use a incense burner, you need to put an incense ash in it. Shoyeido White Ash   Read more about Japanese Kutani Yoshidaya porcelain Koro from[…]

Japanese sake cups and sets of Kutani-yaki

Great Kutani sake cups (guinomi) and pitchers (tokkuri)  for sale When we drink Japanese sake (rice wine), sake cups are best for that after all. That is because the Japanese tableware ws made with considering the touch for the fingers or lips.   Especially, Kutani ware has both types of ceramic, pottery (earthenware) and porcelain. Some people say that the difference of ware’s materials makes they slightly feel each taste.   I don’t think the materials change sake water. But the taste of a sake is really sensitive. So it would change the feeling when you press your lips to the Japanese sake cups and drink sake by the materials. Read more about Japanese sake cups and sets of Kutani-yaki[…]

Japanese lucky cat figures of Kutani porcelain

Traditional ceramic in Ishikawa for Maneki-neko cat There are many lucky items also in Japan. The people have loved traditional Maneki-neko, waving good luck cat, as an ornament in a store or room.   The waving forepaw means that it bring in fortune or money. We can buy figures of a lucky cat made of plastic at a low price, nevertheless ceramic is most popular (it would give more blessing).   The traditional craft of Ishikawa Prefecture Kutani ware is a pottery which has more than 340 years history.    The ceramic has various style of coloring and the elegant painting. The high-quality and beautiful Maneki-neko porcelain would bring you more fortune Read more about Japanese lucky cat figures of Kutani porcelain[…]

Outstanding gold Kutani pottery vases on Amazon

Gold Kutani ware vase. Best for Ikebana and gift!   Gold is a color which has a sense of existence and gives us power. When it combines with a great shaped potter, there’s no way to become magnificent.   Just like other countries, gold was a symbol of power and wealth in Japan. The furnishings for people with high positions often had an abundant gold leaf.    Kanazawa City in Ishikawa Prefecture is famous for Kutani-yaki. And gold foil. Not only that, the domain of Kaga which ruled around the prefecture in Edo Period (1603-1868) was one of the wealthiest feudal domain at that time.   Since it was influenced by Kiyomizu-yaki (Kyo-yaki), Read more about Outstanding gold Kutani pottery vases on Amazon[…]

10 modern style kyusu (Japanese teapot) from the traditional crafts

Traditional but not old-fashioned ceramic or cast iron teapot kyusu   The culture of Japan also has continued to change day by day. Meanwhile, the unchanged traditional crafts became to receive the reputation of “out‐of‐date” in the country.   The people overseas firstly had found much of interest in but the East ethnic products gradually lost the attraction for them.   They, however, never lost the functional beauty. It’s just fell behind the times on the designability.   In these days, the traditional craftsmen and makers begin to improve their product’s design for the buyers at the present time. Some companies co-operate with the commercial designers.     The products I introduce from Read more about 10 modern style kyusu (Japanese teapot) from the traditional crafts[…]

Japanese Kutani ware porcelain decorative plates for sale

Kutani-yaki china plates for displaying <p style=”text-align: center;”><a title=”Kutani 10 Gokazarisara split Tohanatsume ( with dish stand )” href=”;tag=hachihachi-20&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;camp=2025&amp;creative=165953&amp;creativeASIN=B017NCEHP6″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><img src=”” alt=”Kutani 10 Gokazarisara split Tohanatsume ( with dish stand )” width=”500″ height=”500″ /></a></p> Compared to an exotic Imari (Arita) ware, the color of a Kutani ware is darker and softer. But it’s dynamic. Yet delicate. As the traditional ceramic has more than 460 years, there are some types and you can select from one what you like. It also must be best suited as a gift for your friends, family, and significant. Most of the plates showed in this page are 30cm (11.8 inches) – 40cm (15.7 inches) diameter. They would Read more about Japanese Kutani ware porcelain decorative plates for sale[…]

Traditional handpainted Kutani ceramic Japanese tea sets (kyusu and yunomi)

Kutani-yaki pottery and porcelain teaware for sale at Amazon I think one of the pleasures to use Kutani ware is feeling its touch of the surface. It is true that the fine paintings attract our eyes, but the small elevation is too good to miss. That results from the coloring of Kutani-yaki, which is less common in other Japanese ceramic.   We indeed pick up the tableware including the tea cup and the teapot, unlike the vase. Whenever you pour Japanese green tea into the cups or drink with them, you hold directly.   In addition to that, there are the types of pottery (earthenware), porcelain and cloisonné in Kutani ceramic. Read more about Traditional handpainted Kutani ceramic Japanese tea sets (kyusu and yunomi)[…]