No. 10.5 Vase


Item Number : TZ-K4-2024

This style was first made in 1655. This particular piece of Kutani porcelain features a wonderful design of birds and flowers using a five color palette, which are red, yellow green, purple and deep blue.

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  • Product Name : No. 10.5 Vase (Birds and Flowers)
  • Artist : Tamekichi Mitsui
  • Manufacturer : in Ishikawa Prefecture
  • Dimensions(DiameterxHight) :18.5x31.5cm
  • Weight : 2,440g


Artist Introduction


The Third Generation of Tamekichi Mitsui (1935- )

■ Member of contemporary craft artists Association
Member of contemporary craft artists Association

1987 Awarded the Prime Minister’s Commendation 

1994 Personal exhibition held in N.Y. Switzer Gallery

1997 Became a visiting professor at the Gallaudet University

2002 Personal exhibition held in Smithsonian Museum

2005 Edward Gallaudet award

First artist to paint KOKUTANI Style in “kutani gosai” (green, yellow, purple, navy, red.)
His work is known for using colors in green, yellow. It has deep shades and layers to attract the viewer.

His overseas exhibitions have received high acclaim.

Tatsuya Mitsui
Tatsuya Mitsui was born in 1972. He returned to Kanazawa after graduating from Kyoto Prefectural Potter Vocational High School in 1999 and started to study and work with his father, Tamekichi III. Certified as a traditional craftsman by the Association for the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries in 2011.