Kutani ware date back to the early Edo period, that being around 1655. The first Lord of Daishoji, Toshiharu Maeda (part of the Kaga-han) focused his efforts on developing pottery, although there have been found gold mines in the Kutani area (modern day: Kutani, Yamanaka Town, Ishikawa Prefecture).
Imari (Arita) Porcelain
Arita Porcelain is the name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita (Southern part of Japan). Arita's kilns were set up in the 17th century, when porcelain stones was discovered in the Arita region by Sanpei Lee who is the immigrant Korean potter.
Color Changing Sake Glass
This color changing sake cups look simple enough at first glance. But pouring cold sake into the cup reveals a special surprise!
If you pour a liquid of 53°F (12°C) or less into this glass, the color will come out.
Each glass is carefully finished by a skilled craftsman of Marumo Takagi Pottery in Tajimi City, Gifu Prefecture.