Handmade by Kinya & Masako Furukawa in Kasama, Japan
Handthrown sakewares in stoneware. Designs based on the Chinese character 'Fuk'. The blue is underglaze painted under a layer of glossy transparent glaze while the red is on-glaze painted on top of a layer of glossy transparent glaze. Classic and traditional decorative pattern with a modern twist.
The "fuk" is seen as the symbol of ultimate luck. It symbolizes family happiness, fulfillment, good relationships and mutual love uninterrupted by illnesses, setbacks and sufferings. It also brings power, authority and wealth.
Dimensions of Pourer: w-14cm x h-11.5cm
Volume of Pourer: 360ml
Dimensions of Sake Cup: w-8cm x h-5cm
Volume of Sake Cup: 70ml
Kinya (born 1965) and Masako (born 1969) Furukawa are a husband and wife team who work together to make beautifully balanced and elegantly decorated pieces. Having studied under a number of famous potters, including Zenzo Hatano from the Hagi region, Kinya Furukawa throws and fires his own pieces reflecting the simple traditional style of the Hagi masters.
Masako Furukawa graduated from Musashino Art University in Tokyo and uses her illustration skills to beautifully decorate her husband's work. Her designs are based on traditional Japanese patterns, but she adds a splash of modernity to them creating elegant artwork that has a Western flavour.