ROMANTIC HISTORY OF 350 YEARS SUPPORTED BY "GOSAI"(FIVE COLORS)
Ko-Kutani of early stage progressed under the support of the Daishoji clan in 1655. After the discovery of potter's clay at a mine near Kutani village, Saijiro Goto was sent to Arita in Kyushu district to master ceramics and brought back the techniques. Though the Ko-Kutani kilns developed their bold and lovely style, they disappeared suddenly in about 1700. The cause of the decline is still unknown.
Then the Kasugayama kiln opened at Kanazawa under the control of Kaga clan about eighty years after the close of the Ko-Kutani kiln. And here starts the period of Restored Kutani. A lot of kilns were built such as Mokubei kiln the Yoshida-ya kiln, the Miyamoto kiln, and Eiraku kiln, developing each special style.
In the Meiji period, Shoza Kutani developed his own stlyle which became popular for it's painting of "Saishiki-kinrande" with all styles putting together and the works of his apprentices were exported to get a high position as Industrial Arts of Kutani.
投稿者 masuda : 2007年02月26日 15:32Google：