modern Kutani porcelain is based on a revival
of Kutani porcelain early in the 19th century.
Originally, Kutani porcelain was baked in
Kutani Village in the southern part of Ishikawa
Prefecture for several decades from the
middle of the 17th century. Later, Kutani
porcelain leaped to fame when it was exhibited
at the 1873 World Exposition. Kutani porcelain
has been once exported to the West. Kutani
porcelain is characterized by the technique
of thickly heaping up paint in five colors,
i.e., red, yellow, green, purple, and dark
blue and drawing natural beauties boldly.
It developed as typical Japanese colorful
years, not only traditional Kutani porcelain
vessels and ornaments but also coffee cups
and wineglasses with beautiful Kutani porcelain
stems have been manufactured.