At Kutani Bitoen, we produce three main types of pottery: Eisyo Modern, Rosanjin copy, and Old Kutani copy. Below is the characteristics of each pottery.
We have some long-selling series that have been used for more than 20 year.,
The design of Eisyo's modern design, incorporating western designs such as Mexican and Persian patterns. We offer a variety of dishes that can be easily matched to any kind of cuisine, Japanese, Western, and Chinese, to fit in with modern life. We also have a good reputation for this.
When Rosanjin Kitaoji stayed in Yamashiro for about half a year when he was 32 years old, he had the opportunity to make sign boards for stores as he was a calligrapher. He learned how to make Kutani-ware from Seika Suda the founder, and he made many vessels in his lifetime. He also served food at his own restaurant and he left this word “plates are the kimono of dishes.”
Old Kutani copy
Kutani was established in Kutani village in Kaga City in 1655 by the Daishoji clan, a branch of the Kaga clan. The kiln was started under the leadership of Maeda Toshiharu, the first lord of the domain. For about 50 years until the kiln was closed down, many masterpieces were produced in Kutani Village. Items fired in this period are later called "Old Kutani". About 100 years later, Yoshidaya Denbei revived Kutani ware in Yamashiro and has continued to produce it to this day. We have a variety of traditional Kutani earthenware that is unique to Kaga City, the birthplace of Kutani. Please contact us for further information.