Welcome

Welcome to the Kutani database - last update on 20 May 2017

This Kutani database contains
1589
different Ceramics
667
Potters or painters
1751
Seals & Marking
74
Kilns
137
Potter signatures
120
Trading shops
73
Calligraphy
160
Other producers
89
Boxes
37
Calligraphists

Kutani ceramics have their origin in a small remote village in the mountains (Kutani means 9 valleys) of the Ishikawa Prefecture. The main city, Kanazawa, is one of the most famous castle towns in Japan. If Kutani ceramics are little known overseas, on the contrary they are very famous in Japan as they are really representative of the Japanese culture.

This kutani website is the largest Internet resource for information on Kutani ceramic. It includes the most comprehensive Kutani database. It stores more than 1000 kutani marks and photos of different pieces for reference. You may search also through hundred's of potter, kiln and producer's names in english and japanese. This site has the support of a large number of private collectors and dealers all over the world.

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