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KUTANIYAKI (九谷焼): Japanese Ceramics, Japanese pottery
Production: Ishikawa Prefecture
KUTANIYAKI ware is mainly produced in the Kaga region of Ishikawa Prefecture.
Unique vivid colors with Japanese-style of KUTANIYAKI ware attract many collectors.
One of the techniques called “kinrande” has been known by the name of ‘Japan Kutani’.
You’ll never get tired of its unique and beautiful paint color combination.
Generally, five colors-red, yellow, green, purple, and navy blue are used in KUTANI ware, and its picturesque and bold overpainting of landscapes, flowers, and birds gives a dynamic impression.
Although it is called “Kutani ware”, designs and styles have a wide range depending on the production periods and pottery, moreover, modern designs and styles are produced because young people are attracted to the colorful somehow retro ceramics.
These are my collection of KUTANI ware in my house. As you see, there are a variety of designs and styles.
LFFT TOP: “tokkuri” sake decanter that we bought at a second-hand shop in Japan. I use it for flowers.
RIGHT TOP: flower base that we bought at a second shop in Japan.
RIGHT BOTTOM: “Kyusu” teapot that I bought in a gift shop, Kanazawa, Japan.
BOTTOM: Chopstick holders that I bought in the same gift shop, Kanazawa, Japan.
LEFT: Unique sake cup set that we bought at a second-hand shop in Japan.
ENJOY YOUR TEA TIME WITH A STYLISH KUTANI WARE TEAPOT (GIFT IDEA)
Kutani ware is one of the traditional Japanese ceramics known worldwide.
The details and vivid colors absolutely delight your interiors.
Kyusu teapot made of KUTANI WARE is easy to get for those who don’t have the plan to visit Japan soon.
There is a variety of designs, from traditional gorgeous designs to modern stylish designs.
These beautiful “Japanese Kutani” teapots can be the best gift for any location especially for moms, girlfriends, and yourself!!
Hand-washing is recommended to protect beautiful paint.
The eye-catching kyusu teapot with its bright and luxurious floral pattern is an item that will please you and your guests for a relaxing time.
A daily-use kyusu teapot with a deep tea strainer.
It’s the palm-sized teapot (aka small) is perfect for one person.
For bird lovers!
It is a very cute kyusu pot that shows varied tits perched on a twig.
Traditional and modern styles cooperate on this stylish white teapot.
Moreover, it’s happy about dishwasher-safe.
This is my favorite kyusu teapot that I bought when we visited Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan.
(*Yunoimi cups are not Kutani ware)
I often make Japanese “sencha” green tea but also fresh mint tea harvested in my little garden.
HOW TO BREW JAPANESE GREEN TEA WITH KYUSU POT
When you get your favorite KYUSU pot, let’s start to brew Japanese green tea.
Like brewing any tea or coffee, there are little tips on the amount of tea leaves, the water temperature, and steeping time.
CONSIDER WITH OTHER JAPANESE KYUSU TEAPOT
Simple ways to make delicious Japanese green tea, one: get a decent quality of loose tea leaves, two: use a Kyusu teapot made for green tea. TOKONAME KYUSU is known for “the best” Kyusu teapot and the green tea made in TOKONAME KYUSU become a mellow round flavor.
If you looking for a KYUSU teapot to make green tea or something looking for “Japanese-like”, “Asian taste” or “ZEN” life, Japanese cast iron KYUSU teapot can be one.
Unlike cast iron ware, most TETSU KYUSU has enamel-glazed inside so it can help after-care a little.