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Welcome to the Kutani database - last update on 3 May 2021

This Kutani database contains
1997
different Ceramics
1100
Potters or painters
2218
Seals & Marking
164
Kilns
170
Potter signatures
144
Trading shops
118
Calligraphy
172
Other producers
117
Boxes
46
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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