KOTOHOGU UTSUWA in Arita

Kouraku Kiln (Saga)

It is important to protect tradition. However, tradition is not only about techniques but also people who have inherited the spirit of tradition and the techniques that come with it. Based on that idea, Koraku Kiln, a pottery in the town of Arita in Saga Prefecture, is engaged in spreading techniques to young creators by allowing them to use their kilns. Through striving to convey the new possibilities of Arita-ware globally while keeping up the tradition art, the KOTOHOGU UTSUWA Arita-ware series was brought to life. The products feature animals known as auspicious symbols since ancient times in Japan. Produced nearly 30 years ago, the small plates designed with crane and sea bream motifs are one of the best-selling products. The turtle motif was jointly produced with a female potter in Yokohama with whom the head of the pottery met through a social networking service. The beautiful features unique to Japan, as well as the reliable techniques used for the KOTOHOGU UTSUWA series produce a synergic effect and offer new possibilities for Arita-ware.

Winner’s Voice

言祝ぐ(ことほぐ)器は、言葉と共にお祝いの気持ちを伝える品です。吉祥にあやかった品々は、贈られた人に末永く"幸"と"楽"をもたらします。当社は、日本磁器発祥の地「有田町」にて百年余、窯の火を消すこと無く「家庭に"幸"を、食卓に"楽"しさを」を社訓に、匠の技を束ねて参りました。言祝ぐ器は、4代目社長「徳永隆一」のコンセプトを継承し、江戸期から伝わる有田の分業体制の元、多くの人の手を介して制作される商品群です。亀の器は、昨年横浜の陶芸家石井香織とインスタグラムで知り合い、彼女の感性と有田の歴史と幸楽窯のエッセンスを注ぎ込み生まれた新作になります。日本のおもてなしに欠かせない和食文化。世界文化遺産に認定された「和食」の定義には、他の食文化遺産にはない器についても記述されています。和食のみならず、和菓子には和食器。箸には箸置き。トータルコーディネートのお供に言祝ぐ器をご活用頂けましたら幸いです。

Kouraku Kiln

Details

2018 2nd session Award for Products
Genre:Daily necessities
Variation
Small plate: Crane, turtle, sea bream (red), sea bream (white)
Chopstick rest: Crane, turtle, sea bream (red), sea bream (white)
Price
Small plate JPY2,3000 each
gift set of small plates (turtle & crane) JPY4,500
gift set of small plates (red & white sea breams) JPY4,500
set of chopstick rests (turtle & crane) JPY2,300
set of chopstick rests (red & white sea breams) JPY2,300
set of chopstick rests (turtle x 3) JPY3,300
set of chopstick rests (crane x 3) JPY3,300
set of chopstick rests (sea bream x 3) JPY3,300
set of chopstick rests (red sea bream x 3) JPY3,300
*All excluding tax

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