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 ware tea bowl kyogirino chawan Matcha Green Tea Japanese
Kutani ware tea bowl kyogirino chawan Matcha Green Tea Japanese
$83.00
Vintage Japanese Kutani Hand Painted Tea Cup  Saucer Mt Fugi Village
Vintage Japanese Kutani Hand Painted Tea Cup Saucer Mt Fugi Village
$14.99
Kutani Soshu Tea Saki Set
Kutani Soshu Tea Saki Set
$9.99
Vintage Kutani Tea Ginger Jar with Cover
Vintage Kutani Tea Ginger Jar with Cover
$5.99
SHOZAN KUTANI HAND PAINTED SMALL TES POT  SAUCER
SHOZAN KUTANI HAND PAINTED SMALL TES POT SAUCER
$69.99
BONHAMS THE COLLECTION OF SIR DANIEL DONOHUE
BONHAMS THE COLLECTION OF SIR DANIEL DONOHUE
$17.49
CHRISTIES GIORGIO MARSAN  UMBERTA NASI COLLLECTION
CHRISTIES GIORGIO MARSAN UMBERTA NASI COLLLECTION
$17.49
CHRISTIES JAPANESE ART  DESIGN
CHRISTIES JAPANESE ART DESIGN
$17.49
Set of 5 Antique Red Kuntani Porcelain Dishes Mint
Set of 5 Antique Red Kuntani Porcelain Dishes Mint
$375.00
CHRISTIES ORIENTAL CERAMICS  WORKS OF ART
CHRISTIES ORIENTAL CERAMICS WORKS OF ART
$17.49
Vintage Japanese Export Ceramic Pottery Collector ID Guide c1860s Imari Satsuma
Vintage Japanese Export Ceramic Pottery Collector ID Guide c1860s Imari Satsuma
$49.95
CHRISTIES JAPANESE CERAMICS  WORKS OF ART
CHRISTIES JAPANESE CERAMICS WORKS OF ART
$17.49
Vintage Kutani Porcelain Plates SET OF FOUR Mt Fuji Waterwheel Sanpan Scene
Vintage Kutani Porcelain Plates SET OF FOUR Mt Fuji Waterwheel Sanpan Scene
$24.99
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI TEA POT STRAINER  LID SIGNED  RARE SHAPE
ANTIQUE JAPANESE KUTANI TEA POT STRAINER LID SIGNED RARE SHAPE
£42.42
EXCEPTIONAL ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO TEA JAR Echizen Tamba Wabi Sabi Pottery Mingei
EXCEPTIONAL ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO TEA JAR Echizen Tamba Wabi Sabi Pottery Mingei
$2,200.00
Hayasi Kutani Lithophane Teapot Gold Trim on Fine China Scene of Japanese Home
Hayasi Kutani Lithophane Teapot Gold Trim on Fine China Scene of Japanese Home
$24.95
SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA VASE Edo Meiji Period 1800s Ceramic
SUPERB ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA VASE Edo Meiji Period 1800s Ceramic
$1,250.00
Signed Kutani Gold White Porcelain Oriental Scene Water Wheel Cup  Saucer Set
Signed Kutani Gold White Porcelain Oriental Scene Water Wheel Cup Saucer Set
$20.74
HANDSOME ANTIQUE JAPANESE GOLDEN KUKAI STATUE Signed Box Shingon Kobo Daishi
HANDSOME ANTIQUE JAPANESE GOLDEN KUKAI STATUE Signed Box Shingon Kobo Daishi
$180.00
Signed Kutani Gold White Porcelain Oriental Scene Water Wheel House Birds Cup
Signed Kutani Gold White Porcelain Oriental Scene Water Wheel House Birds Cup
$12.44
Japanese Vintage Kutani Ware Tea Set with painting  calligraphy  crackle glaze
Japanese Vintage Kutani Ware Tea Set with painting calligraphy crackle glaze
$28.00
Cobalt Blue Double Peacocks Ginger Jar Vase Kutani set 3 Asian Decor Oriental
Cobalt Blue Double Peacocks Ginger Jar Vase Kutani set 3 Asian Decor Oriental
$7.50
LARGE 10 ANTIQUE JAPANESE RED LACQUER BOWL Edo Meiji Maki e Takamakie Shinto
LARGE 10 ANTIQUE JAPANESE RED LACQUER BOWL Edo Meiji Maki e Takamakie Shinto
$300.00
Kutani Hand Painted Tea Set Japan 231
Kutani Hand Painted Tea Set Japan 231
$29.99
Wedgwood KUTANI CRANE Fine Bone China Tea Saucers Set of 3
Wedgwood KUTANI CRANE Fine Bone China Tea Saucers Set of 3
$34.99
Vtg KUTANI Japanese Tea Pot Set w 4 Cups Hand Painted Porcelain Fujita Gold Gilt
Vtg KUTANI Japanese Tea Pot Set w 4 Cups Hand Painted Porcelain Fujita Gold Gilt
$22.95
Pair of Japanese Crackled Kutani Tea Cups Bowls Watermill Landscape Blue Gold
Pair of Japanese Crackled Kutani Tea Cups Bowls Watermill Landscape Blue Gold
$38.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI DAIMYOS COVERED BOWL Exquisite Mon Edo Period Porcelain
ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI DAIMYOS COVERED BOWL Exquisite Mon Edo Period Porcelain
$195.00
VINTAGE CHINESE INCENSE BURNER Kylin Foo Lion Censer Smoke comes out of mouth
VINTAGE CHINESE INCENSE BURNER Kylin Foo Lion Censer Smoke comes out of mouth
$195.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED STATUE Qing Dynasty 1800s Wooden Figure on Tiger Throne
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED STATUE Qing Dynasty 1800s Wooden Figure on Tiger Throne
$150.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI COVERED BOWL Porcelain Meiji 1800s Seven Gods
ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI COVERED BOWL Porcelain Meiji 1800s Seven Gods
$195.00
Oriental Tea Set Teapot Six Cups Vintage Kutani Made in Japan Rattan Handle
Oriental Tea Set Teapot Six Cups Vintage Kutani Made in Japan Rattan Handle
$39.98
4 STUNNING ANTIQUE EDO PERIOD JAPANESE LACQUER DISHES Fine Raised Golden Maki e
4 STUNNING ANTIQUE EDO PERIOD JAPANESE LACQUER DISHES Fine Raised Golden Maki e
$300.00
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA KORO Edo Period Gosu Blue Incense Censer
MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA KORO Edo Period Gosu Blue Incense Censer
$2,100.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE BURL ROOT SCHOLARS STAND Qing Dynasty 1800s Wood Display
ANTIQUE CHINESE BURL ROOT SCHOLARS STAND Qing Dynasty 1800s Wood Display
$2,200.00
SPECTACULAR ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA BOWL Chin Jukan Edo Meiji Period
SPECTACULAR ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA BOWL Chin Jukan Edo Meiji Period
$650.00
Chinese KUTANI Saki Asian Tea Bowl Set 13 PC Cobalt Blue White China Mark Japan
Chinese KUTANI Saki Asian Tea Bowl Set 13 PC Cobalt Blue White China Mark Japan
$49.99
ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI DAIMYOS DISH LOW BOWL Exquisite Edo Period Porcelain
ANTIQUE JAPANESE IMARI DAIMYOS DISH LOW BOWL Exquisite Edo Period Porcelain
$385.00
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO PERIOD SCROLL PAINTING 16 Arhats Buddhist Rakan
EXQUISITE ANTIQUE JAPANESE EDO PERIOD SCROLL PAINTING 16 Arhats Buddhist Rakan
$1,250.00
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED SOAPSTONE BUDAI FIGURE Exquisite Form Buddha Statue
ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED SOAPSTONE BUDAI FIGURE Exquisite Form Buddha Statue
$3,200.00

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.

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Vintage Japanese Kutani Tea Cup Red Dragon Hawaii Collection
Vintage Japanese Kutani Tea Cup Red Dragon Hawaii Collection
$12.99
1910 1928 JAPANESE KUTANI MEIJI IMARI PORCELAIN FUKI CHO SIN TEA CUP SIGNED
1910 1928 JAPANESE KUTANI MEIJI IMARI PORCELAIN FUKI CHO SIN TEA CUP SIGNED
$19.99
Japanese vintage Kutani ware tea set w sign of Eiraku nice gold design 2811
Japanese vintage Kutani ware tea set w sign of Eiraku nice gold design 2811
$28.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE USUBATA Rare Signed Nakao Munesada Edo Meiji Period Vase
ANTIQUE JAPANESE BRONZE USUBATA Rare Signed Nakao Munesada Edo Meiji Period Vase
$495.00
VINTAGE JAPANESE KUTANI GOLD CRANE TEA SET tea cups w lids party of 5
VINTAGE JAPANESE KUTANI GOLD CRANE TEA SET tea cups w lids party of 5
$65.00
Porcelain Tea Set Items Made In Japan Marked CPO Central Purchasing Office
Porcelain Tea Set Items Made In Japan Marked CPO Central Purchasing Office
$20.00
RARE Japanese KUTANI Porcelain Covered Tea Cup Flying Cranes Early 1900s
RARE Japanese KUTANI Porcelain Covered Tea Cup Flying Cranes Early 1900s
$18.95
ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI SATSUMA DISH Exquisite Detail By Hattori Museum Quality
ANTIQUE JAPANESE MEIJI SATSUMA DISH Exquisite Detail By Hattori Museum Quality
$6,800.00
EXQUISITE LARGE ANTIQUE BURMESE LACQUER BOWL Finely etched 10 100 years old
EXQUISITE LARGE ANTIQUE BURMESE LACQUER BOWL Finely etched 10 100 years old
$600.00
ANTIQUE KASHMIRI HAND HAMMERED WATER DIPPER Kashmir India Ladle Moghul
ANTIQUE KASHMIRI HAND HAMMERED WATER DIPPER Kashmir India Ladle Moghul
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Kutani ware tea bowl Harunofuji ippuku chawan Matcha Green Tea Japanese
Kutani ware tea bowl Harunofuji ippuku chawan Matcha Green Tea Japanese
$58.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE TETSUBIN Meiji Cast Iron Teapot 1800s Kettle Rare Pattern
ANTIQUE JAPANESE TETSUBIN Meiji Cast Iron Teapot 1800s Kettle Rare Pattern
$395.00
ANTIQUE JAPANESE JIZAI KAGI MINGEI KETTLE HOOK Edo Hand Forged Samurai Period
ANTIQUE JAPANESE JIZAI KAGI MINGEI KETTLE HOOK Edo Hand Forged Samurai Period
$495.00
Vintage tea cup and saucer ten sets
Vintage tea cup and saucer ten sets
$29.00
LARGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE WOODEN TEMPLE SHRINE Edo Period 1800s Wabi Sabi Zen
LARGE ANTIQUE JAPANESE WOODEN TEMPLE SHRINE Edo Period 1800s Wabi Sabi Zen
$2,800.00
SUPERB ANTIQUE CHINESE SOUTHERN SONG JIZHOU TEA BOWL With Tortoiseshell Glaze
SUPERB ANTIQUE CHINESE SOUTHERN SONG JIZHOU TEA BOWL With Tortoiseshell Glaze
$1,600.00
BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED STONE BOX Gorgeous translucent green
BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE CHINESE CARVED STONE BOX Gorgeous translucent green
$295.00
BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA BOWL Large Signed Koshida Piece Early 1900s
BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE JAPANESE SATSUMA BOWL Large Signed Koshida Piece Early 1900s
$295.00
Vintage Kutani Porcelain Tea Set Fitted Box Original Wrapping Set for five
Vintage Kutani Porcelain Tea Set Fitted Box Original Wrapping Set for five
$54.99
KUTANI TEA POT ORIENTAL PATTERN 850 ML JAPAN HAND DECORATED
KUTANI TEA POT ORIENTAL PATTERN 850 ML JAPAN HAND DECORATED
$44.99
Vintage Lidded Japanese Tea Cup
Vintage Lidded Japanese Tea Cup
$19.99
Vintage KUTANI Japanese Porcelain Teapot with Matching Cups Hand Painted
Vintage KUTANI Japanese Porcelain Teapot with Matching Cups Hand Painted
$7.50
ANTIQUE CHINESE BURL WOOD SCHOLARS ROOT STAND Qing Dynasty 1800s
ANTIQUE CHINESE BURL WOOD SCHOLARS ROOT STAND Qing Dynasty 1800s
$900.00
ANTIQUE JIAQING CHINESE BLUE  WHITE PORCELAIN DISH 1796 1820
ANTIQUE JIAQING CHINESE BLUE WHITE PORCELAIN DISH 1796 1820
$350.00
50 Piece Kutani China Made in Japan Chinaware Dinnerware
50 Piece Kutani China Made in Japan Chinaware Dinnerware
$150.00
Royal Tapestry Pattern Cup and Saucer Tea Set by George Briard  CG
Royal Tapestry Pattern Cup and Saucer Tea Set by George Briard CG
$150.00
Kutani Set of 15 pcs Tea Cup Set Hand Painted from Japan
Kutani Set of 15 pcs Tea Cup Set Hand Painted from Japan
$79.99
ANTIQUE 1920 JAPANESE KUTANI EGGSHELL TEA OR COFFEE SET BAMBOO MOTIF
ANTIQUE 1920 JAPANESE KUTANI EGGSHELL TEA OR COFFEE SET BAMBOO MOTIF
$149.99
Kutani Yaki Ware Matcha Tea Ceremony Bowl Red and White Cherry Blossoms
Kutani Yaki Ware Matcha Tea Ceremony Bowl Red and White Cherry Blossoms
$145.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Nightingale and Plum 5 Tea Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Nightingale and Plum 5 Tea Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
$158.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Matcha Tea Ceremony Bowl Gold Leaf Foliage
Kutani Yaki Ware Matcha Tea Ceremony Bowl Gold Leaf Foliage
$109.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Yunomi Tsubaki 5 Tea Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Yunomi Tsubaki 5 Tea Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
$158.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Kinshichihou Teapot and Tea Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
Kutani Yaki Ware Kinshichihou Teapot and Tea Cups Set Japanese Porcelain
$115.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Matcha Tea Ceremony Bowl Red and White Camellia
Kutani Yaki Ware Matcha Tea Ceremony Bowl Red and White Camellia
$109.00
Kutani Yaki Ware Matcha Tea Ceremony Bowl sakura cherry blossoms
Kutani Yaki Ware Matcha Tea Ceremony Bowl sakura cherry blossoms
$109.00
Kutani Japanese Tea Set
Kutani Japanese Tea Set
$0.99
Fine Antique Kutani Lithophane Cup  Saucer Set w Secret Geisha Image
Fine Antique Kutani Lithophane Cup Saucer Set w Secret Geisha Image
$39.90
5 Vintage Porcelain Japan Kutani Tea Cups Gold Plated Birds On Sakura Signed
5 Vintage Porcelain Japan Kutani Tea Cups Gold Plated Birds On Sakura Signed
$49.00
Fine Antique Kutani Lithophane Cup  Saucer Set w Secret Geisha Image
Fine Antique Kutani Lithophane Cup Saucer Set w Secret Geisha Image
$39.90
Fine Antique Kutani Lithophane Cup  Saucer Set w Secret Geisha Image
Fine Antique Kutani Lithophane Cup Saucer Set w Secret Geisha Image
$34.99

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