Japan KUTANI Tea Set AKA-E
This is Akae style. “Aka-E” literary translates to “red painting”.
Kutani porcelain is porcelain made in the regions south of Kanazawa, of Ishikawa prefecture. Its history started in the mid-17th century, and in the late 19th century, when Japanese exports flourished, it was awarded many prizes, and gained worldwide prestige under the name of “Japan Kutani”. Kutani porcelain is known for its use of vivid colors in its drawings, green, navy blue, yellow, purple, and red – known as “the five Kutani colors” – with a gold finish. Another characteristic of Kutani porcelain is its historically cultivated drawing styles and coloring techniques. Some well-known drawing styles include the Ko-kutani-style, the Mokubei-style, the Yoshidaya-style, the Shouza-style, and Akae-style.
Tea is the most commonly drunk beverage in Japan and an important part of Japanese food culture. Green tea is the most common type of tea and consumed at any point of the day. Match green tea is also the central element of the Japanese tea ceremony.
Green tea has a lot of health benefits that you will find in various articles these days. As well as it's good for your body it also helps you relaxed and appreciate the family tea time after meals. It's one of the beautiful oriental traditions.
Traditionally, Kutani is known for its bright, five-colored (blue, navy blue, yellow, purple, and red) over-glaze patterns, but today much broader variety of color is used, moreover more ceramists tends to make good use of the soil color itself rather than using the bright colors.
Made in Japan.
Dimension (cup): 2.2" x 2.4" x 2.2" (cooler) 4.72 “ x 4.72 “ x 1.77“
Weight: 4.5 lb
Shipped in 2 weeks.