On the one hand, we have a school of pottery going back almost 400 years in Japan's Ishikawa Prefecture. And on the other, we have the country's most popular low-budget science fiction superhero. Put them together and what do you have? The Ultraman Kutani Pottery Plates Set screams "Japan" in the most delightful way, a combination of classic aesthetics with modern (late 1960s and early 1970s) pop culture. If you've ever been to Japan, you know that these weird mixtures are its most prevalent characteristic.
Ultraman is a superhero created by the man who made the first Godzilla, Eiji Tsuburaya, and more popular in Japan than the whole universe of Marvel and DC combined. Here he is lending his face and the face of a couple of other creatures from his universe to some of Japan's best potters in the Kutani ceramic tradition. Using the coloring and fine patterns techniques that have made their school famous, the Kutani potters have created a set of small plates, perfect for soy sauce, pickles or any of the hundreds of the add-ons in a Japanese meal. The Ultraman Kutani Pottery Plates Set has five dishes with different designs (plums, red peony, red Fuji, old Kutani style, red komon pattern) that will literally add color to your next meal!
The Ultraman Kutani Pottery Plates Set features:
- Set of five dishes
- Genuine Ishikawa Prefecture Kutani-ware pottery
- Five designs: plums, red peony, red Fuji, old Kutani style, red komon pattern
- Plate size: 9.5 x 1.8cm (3.7 x 0.7")
- Material: porcelain
- Made in Japan