Kutani Tea Set

Tea has always been an important part of Japanese culture. A ceremonial tea set would often be used by families at important occasions and the more wealthy the family, the more lavish the tea set would be. A Kutani tea set from the Nippon is a perfect example of the fine qualities of porcelain production from over 300 years ago.

These Kutani tea set pieces are decorated with bright, bold colorings and often have images of birds on and are intricately hand painted, glazed and decorated. Although the old art of making this style of Japanese porcelain died out long ago, modern reproductions pay homage to the original artists and style.

Kutani yaki ware Yunomi Kigome Yoshidaya m3 Japanese tea cup set of 2
Kutani yaki ware Yunomi Kigome Yoshidaya m3 Japanese tea cup set of 2
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Set of 3 Sanrio Hello Kitty Kutani Burn Pottery Serving Plate Dish JAPAN Made
Set of 3 Sanrio Hello Kitty Kutani Burn Pottery Serving Plate Dish JAPAN Made
$11.25
1698949 JAPANESE CERAMICS KUTANI WARE IROE SAKE BOTTLE SET OF 2 BY ISOKICHI
1698949 JAPANESE CERAMICS KUTANI WARE IROE SAKE BOTTLE SET OF 2 BY ISOKICHI
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1739680 JAPANESE CERAMICS SQURE PLATE SET OF 5 KUTANI WRE IROE
1739680 JAPANESE CERAMICS SQURE PLATE SET OF 5 KUTANI WRE IROE
$61.60
1740897 JAPANESE CERAMICS SMALL BOWL SET OF 5 KUTANI WARE KINSAI SOMETSUK
1740897 JAPANESE CERAMICS SMALL BOWL SET OF 5 KUTANI WARE KINSAI SOMETSUK
$61.60
1691422 JAPANESE POTTERY TOKKURI sakebottle  SAKAZUKI sake cup KUTANI
1691422 JAPANESE POTTERY TOKKURI sakebottle SAKAZUKI sake cup KUTANI
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KUTANI Ware Japanese Ceramics series Tea Ceremony Chanoyu Japanese book
KUTANI Ware Japanese Ceramics series Tea Ceremony Chanoyu Japanese book
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Vintage Japanese Export Ceramic Pottery Collector ID Guide c1860s Imari Satsuma
Vintage Japanese Export Ceramic Pottery Collector ID Guide c1860s Imari Satsuma
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JAPANESE KUTANI DRAGONWARE MORIAGE LITHOPANE GEISHA TEA SET GOLD GILDED 15pc
JAPANESE KUTANI DRAGONWARE MORIAGE LITHOPANE GEISHA TEA SET GOLD GILDED 15pc
£132.64
Japanese antique Tea Cup 3 piece set SHOCHIKUBAI pottery KUTANI ware
Japanese antique Tea Cup 3 piece set SHOCHIKUBAI pottery KUTANI ware
$19.99
WEDGWOOD MIRABELLE MINIATURE TEA SET TRAY
WEDGWOOD MIRABELLE MINIATURE TEA SET TRAY
£20.30
Hello kitty  Old Imaricoffee or Tea cup w souser handmade kutaniarita
Hello kitty Old Imaricoffee or Tea cup w souser handmade kutaniarita
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Kutani ware bowls Mountain Chawan Matcha Green Tea Japanese Porcelain
Kutani ware bowls Mountain Chawan Matcha Green Tea Japanese Porcelain
$66.00
Kutani ware bowls Kyoshu chawan Matcha Green Tea Japanese Porcelain
Kutani ware bowls Kyoshu chawan Matcha Green Tea Japanese Porcelain
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Kutani Japanese Geisha Girl Lithopane Eggshell China Tea Set 7 pieces
Kutani Japanese Geisha Girl Lithopane Eggshell China Tea Set 7 pieces
$29.99
Antique Vintage Hand Painted Puff Paint Kutani Japan Porcelain Sake Tea Cup Set
Antique Vintage Hand Painted Puff Paint Kutani Japan Porcelain Sake Tea Cup Set
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RARE ANTIQUE JAPANESE CHOSEN KO KARATSU MIZUSASHI Early Edo Tea Ceremony Pot
RARE ANTIQUE JAPANESE CHOSEN KO KARATSU MIZUSASHI Early Edo Tea Ceremony Pot
$3,700.00
Kutani Ware 264 Mike Pair Maneki Neko with Base Stand
Kutani Ware 264 Mike Pair Maneki Neko with Base Stand
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SPECTACULAR ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA DISH Meiji Period Plate 1800s Signed
SPECTACULAR ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA DISH Meiji Period Plate 1800s Signed
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EXQUISITE ANTIQUE CHINESE PORCELAIN SHI INCENSE CENSER Foo Lion Dog Burner
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE CHINESE PORCELAIN SHI INCENSE CENSER Foo Lion Dog Burner
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ANTIQUE CHINESE MING DYNASTY DISH Blue  White Swatow Porcelain Kitchen Plate
ANTIQUE CHINESE MING DYNASTY DISH Blue White Swatow Porcelain Kitchen Plate
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hand painted Japanese Kutani egg shell china cup saucer tea plate breakfast
hand painted Japanese Kutani egg shell china cup saucer tea plate breakfast
£15.59
vintage moriage satsuma tea pot kutani geisha girls rattan handle
vintage moriage satsuma tea pot kutani geisha girls rattan handle
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MAGNIFICENT LARGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE CAST IRON FOO DOG BOWL Shishi Lion Temple Dog
MAGNIFICENT LARGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE CAST IRON FOO DOG BOWL Shishi Lion Temple Dog
$395.00
HUGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAMMERED COPPER TEAPOT KOI FISH Meiji Signed Carp Kettle
HUGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE HAMMERED COPPER TEAPOT KOI FISH Meiji Signed Carp Kettle
$2,800.00
A set of 5 Vintage Kutani Miniature Tea Saucer set
A set of 5 Vintage Kutani Miniature Tea Saucer set
$70.00
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA DRAGON VASE Meiji Period By Hododa
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA DRAGON VASE Meiji Period By Hododa
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LARGE HAND CARVED ROSEWOOD KWAN YIN BUDDHIST STATUE Guanyin Kannon Buddha
LARGE HAND CARVED ROSEWOOD KWAN YIN BUDDHIST STATUE Guanyin Kannon Buddha
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VERY LARGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE CERAMIC POT Magnificent Raised Design Wabi Pottery
VERY LARGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE CERAMIC POT Magnificent Raised Design Wabi Pottery
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LARGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE BLUE  WHITE PORCELAIN CHARGER PLATE Edo Arita Sometsuke
LARGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE BLUE WHITE PORCELAIN CHARGER PLATE Edo Arita Sometsuke
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Kutani China Moriage Dragonware Twelve Piece Tea and Luncheon Set
Kutani China Moriage Dragonware Twelve Piece Tea and Luncheon Set
$129.00
BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI BOWL Finest Porcelain Meiji 1800s 6 Available
BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI BOWL Finest Porcelain Meiji 1800s 6 Available
$135.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI ARITA PORCELAIN COVERED BOX Finest Nigoshide White 1800s
ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI ARITA PORCELAIN COVERED BOX Finest Nigoshide White 1800s
$95.00
Japanese Kutani 9 Piece Tea Set Geisha Hand Painted Ruffle Top Gold
Japanese Kutani 9 Piece Tea Set Geisha Hand Painted Ruffle Top Gold
$65.00
Mount Fuji Scene Japanese Eggshell Porcelain Cup  Saucer Marked
Mount Fuji Scene Japanese Eggshell Porcelain Cup Saucer Marked
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ANTIQUE KASHMIRI HAND HAMMERED WATER DIPPER Kashmir India Ladle Moghul
ANTIQUE KASHMIRI HAND HAMMERED WATER DIPPER Kashmir India Ladle Moghul
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SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE SHIGARAKI TEA CEREMONY VASE Edo Stoneware Kake Hanaire
SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE SHIGARAKI TEA CEREMONY VASE Edo Stoneware Kake Hanaire
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EXQUISITE ANTIQUE CHINESE QING DYNASTY BLUE  WHITE PORCELAIN CUP
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE CHINESE QING DYNASTY BLUE WHITE PORCELAIN CUP
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ANTIQUE CHINESE GURI LACQUER ROUND SCHOLARS BOX Carved Qing Dynasty Fine Tixi
ANTIQUE CHINESE GURI LACQUER ROUND SCHOLARS BOX Carved Qing Dynasty Fine Tixi
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Antique Vintage SIGNED KUTANI PORCELAIN TEA DESSERT SET 20 PCS gold trim EXCELLT
Antique Vintage SIGNED KUTANI PORCELAIN TEA DESSERT SET 20 PCS gold trim EXCELLT
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If you are an avid collector of Japanese art or other collectibles, tea sets can be an excellent addition. Most people have multiple Japanese tea sets that they use both for casual use and for formal use. Depending on the kind of gathering that you are going to have at your home, and the kind of tea you are going to serve to your guests, you may choose one kind of tea set over another. Some people choose to keep their tea sets in a display cabinet or hutch, where they are protected but still able to be displayed. Whatever your style is for tea sets, there are a lot of beautiful and hand crafted Japanese tea sets that are available to start collecting.

Source: http://hubpages.com/hub/Japanese-Tea-Sets

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Vintage Kutani Blue Hand Painted Tea Set Teapot Creamer  Sugar Bowl Hawaii 1956
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Kutani yaki ware Futatuki Kumidashi Aka ami Japanese tea cup set of 5
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ANTIQUE JAPANESE TOSA SCHOOL FOLDING SCREEN Edo 6 Panel Byobu Birds and Flowers
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TB576 Japanese Chaki Yunomi Vintage Tea Set teapot cups Kutani yaki ware Inban
TB576 Japanese Chaki Yunomi Vintage Tea Set teapot cups Kutani yaki ware Inban
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IA1 Vintage Japanese Kutani Imari Plate White Navy Hand Painted House Boat Tree
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IA2 Vintage Japanese old Kutani Imari Plate White Navy Hand Painted House Boat
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MUSEUM QUALITY ANTIQUE JAPANESE GILT WOOD BUDDHA STATUE Edo Period Butsuzo
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SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD SATSUMA VASE Stunning Raised Gilding
SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI PERIOD SATSUMA VASE Stunning Raised Gilding
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LARGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE FLOWER PAINTED BOWL Fabulous Patina Meiji Period 1800s
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BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA BOWL Large Signed Koshida Piece Early 1900s
$145.00
GORGEOUS PAIR OF JAPANESE SATSUMA PLATES Thousand Flowers Millefleur 2 Dishes
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ANTIQUE SHOZAN STUDIO SIGNED HAND PAINTED KUTANI PORCELAIN RARE SET OF 2 SH11
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