Japanese Contemporary Kutani Flower Vase
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A beautiful kutani vase, this vase is perfect for flower arrangement. This is contemporary includes the kiri box. The motif shows sakura flower,lovely colors. 350 years have passed since Saijiro Goto first fired kutani-yaki pottery in Kutani village of Kaga (current Ishikawa prefecture). Kutani-yaki is a traditional craft characterized by vivid designs and the use of five distinctive colors, and has been enjoyed by people throughout the world. kutani is one of sixth oldest kiln in Japan. The word Kutani means Nine Valleys and is the name of an area and a village. The two characters that make up the word Kutani consist of the character for "nine", ku and "valley". Since Kutani is a place, almost all pieces marked Kutani were decorated there even if by any of the many manufacturers or trading shops, rather than just a single factory. Porcelain decorators familiar with the Kutani style could also move around so as an example we can sometimes find pieces marked Yokohama & Kobe with decoration in typical Kutani style. Many Kutani made pieces might also have just the artist's as a mark, and no location at all, leading us to also needing to look at style as a clue to the origin of a piece.
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