Syale Kutani UTUSI


Across the boundary and capturing the Beauty
In Yamanaka Onsen, Kaga City, where a region of lacquer ware, there is a processed material made from wood called “Arabiki”. This is the original “bowl material” used to carve out bowls of various designs. I was fascinated by that the pre-design shape of becoming a “tool.” I then created a “reproduction” of the shape created by the wood, replacing it with Kutani ware. It is more primitive, before it became a tool, and it feels solid and comfortable in your hand.

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Size 132"diam × 80"H mm
Weight : 1,200 g
Materials Porcelain
Surface finishing Crackle glaze
  • Syale Kutani UTUSI Across the boundary and capturing the Beauty
    Made into a tool by utilizing its form before becoming one.

    The right one is a processed material coarse ground, which is a material for lacquer ware.
  • Syale Kutani UTUSI As a copy of coarse ground, we requested artisans to work these by hand using a potter's wheel to a thickness that is unthinkable for a normal Kutani ware.
    On its finished look, a technique called penetration deliberately shows cracks on the glazing from the difference in contraction between the glazing and the raw material during the firing process.
    The bottom surface is marked with “r.” to represent Ryosuke Harashima’s initial.
  • Syale Kutani UTUSI You can use it not just as an ornament, but also as a tray for placing accessories, key rings, etc. We also recommend using it as a pot for plants. Being a Kutani ware, it is also usable as a bowl.
  • Syale Kutani The Syale Kutani Series is a playful take on design while exploring new horizons through the use of the Kutani ware technique.

Syale Kutani UTUSI

Important points

  • As it is handmade by a glass artist, they are individually different in shape, size and weight.
  • A craze is an intentional crack in the glaze caused by the difference in shrinkage between the base material of the dish and the glaze during firing.
  • There are differences in the glazing for each dish. They may also contain small holes or black spots on the surface, which are known as pin holes.

Regarding Delivery / Gifting

Delivery Time 1~2 months if not in-stock.
Delivery Type International shipping (outside Japan),
Express home delivery
Gifting Options (Only within Japan) Gift-Wrapping,
Small message card,
Noshi (Japanese gift wrapping ribbon paper)


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