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Pine, Bamboo and Plum Patterned Square Plate

Pine, Bamboo and Plum Patterned Square Plate

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Introducing the stunning Pine, Bamboo, and Plum Patterned Square Plate by Kutani Bitouen. This plate is a true example of the perfect blend of traditional Japanese artistry and contemporary design, making it a standout addition to any table setting.

Crafted with precision and adorned with intricate designs, this plate symbolizes good fortune in Japanese culture. The combination of pine, bamboo, and plum, known as the "Three Friends of Winter" or "Shōchikubai," is a powerful symbol of longevity, resilience, and steadfastness.

The plate's square shape adds a modern touch to the traditional motifs, making it a perfect blend of heritage and contemporary elegance. Made for durability (dishwasher and microwave-safe) while adding luck and charm to your table.


Size: L 3in x W 3in x H 1in / L 10cm x W 10cm x H 2cm
Material: Porcelain

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Timeless Elegance in Hand-Painted Pottery

Established in 1830 in the charming Yamashiro Onsen of Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Kutani Bitouen Pottery has been a stalwart in the realm of Kutani ware, showcasing a rich heritage of craftsmanship spanning nearly two centuries. Founded by Jinemon Noguchi, this pottery has been a guardian of the traditional Kutani ware style, known for its vibrant hues and intricate designs. Over the years, Kutani Bitouen has skillfully merged traditional techniques with contemporary aesthetics, producing pieces that encapsulate the essence of this unique pottery style.

Brand History

Bitouen, with a century-long history, aims to create contemporary and beloved Kutani ware for both Japanese and international audiences. They believe that Kutani patterns, reminiscent of the winter Sea of Japan with their depth and grandeur, embody a blend of modernity and international appeal. Drawing inspiration from Kutani's historical masterpieces like Ko-Kutani, Yoshidaya, Ko-Sometsuke (blue and white porcelain), Rosanjin, and Kinrande (gold-painted porcelain), including pieces acquired by the future Emperor of Japan, Bitouen crafts warm and user-friendly tableware suitable for everyday use.

Each dish is meticulously handmade, ensuring durability and comfort for daily table use. Bitouen invites users to enjoy these vessels in various ways, accommodating Japanese, Western, and Chinese cuisine. Recognized as luxurious souvenirs, gifts, and memorabilia, Bitouen's products carry a timeless charm.