The ‘Picnic’ collection puts a modern twist on Japanese pottery

“Kutani porcelain dates back to the mid-1600s and is one of the backbones of Japanese pottery. The style is known for its wealth of colors— greens, blues, yellows, purples, and reds—and bold designs. Mikiya Kobayashi worked on a modern twist on this traditional craft. Teaming up with Kobayashi is Kutani Choemon, a pottery manufacturer in Ishikawa, Japan with roots that date back to 1879. Kobayashi decided to create a series of cups and saucers based on the contemporary concept of “picnic.” The nonohana series in particular were created to bring to mind the colors and form of a flower field.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Info and images courtesy of Mikiya Kobayashi

Photo credit © Yosuke Owashi

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