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Kutani ware: chopstick rest with bird design "Sometsuke"

Underglaze birds with pine, bamboo, and plum motifs in beautiful white and indigo contrast

Pairing Ishikawa Prefecture's beautiful traditional craft, Kutani ware, with food

It features birds on a bamboo-shaped base, adorned with pine and plum tree paintings. Perfect for holding chopsticks, forks, knives, and spoons, this design symbolizes celebration in Japan with its traditional "shōchikubai" motif.


“Sometsuke” creates a calm atmosphere of Kutaniyaki

“Sometsuke” is a technique used in ceramics, where patterns are hand-painted with cobalt-based paint on a white clay base, then coated with glaze and fired again. This method results in a distinctive blue color finish.


The history of Kutani ware

Kutani ware began in the Edo period of Japan, around the village of Kutani (now Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture), when high-quality clay deposits were discovered. It was initiated under the patronage of Maeda Toshitsune, the first lord of the Kaga Domain, around 1655 as part of the domain's efforts to promote industry. The domain sent Gotō Saijirō, a retainer, to learn pottery techniques in Arita, Saga Prefecture.

Production of Kutani ware ceased in 1705 after firing a kiln with a length of 34 meters, only to be revived about a century later in 1807 with the arrival of master craftsman Aoki Mokube from Kyoto. Many kilns were reopened thereafter.

Various artisans have since contributed to the development of Kutani ware, leading to its exportation to Europe and the United States, and its exhibition at the Vienna World Exposition in 1873. Thanks to the efforts of many individuals, Kutani ware traditions continue to thrive today.

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  • [Materials]
  • Pottery and Porcelain
  • [Size]
  • D:30×W:90 ×H:40 mm
  • Package size:D:57×W:120×H:69mm
  • [Weight]
  • approx. 80g
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Kutani ware: chopstick rest with bird design "Sometsuke"

SKU: G002-3126-01

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¥ 18,840
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  • G002-3126-01

    ¥ 18,840
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