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KUMAGAI Co., Ltd.

熊谷聡商店

KUMAGAI Co., Ltd. was founded in Kyoto in 1935. As a wholesaler specializing in Kyoto ware, they have the largest selection of items in the area and provide about 200 kinds of products from tea set and tableware to interior goods such as incense burner. Kyoto ware is also known as “Kiyomizu ware” and it refers to any style of pottery produced in Kyoto prefecture. Its colorful painting with a lot of gold color and a variety of styles contributes to its charm. Having a strong network of a hundred pottery manufacturers that has been built over many years, KUMAGAI Co., Ltd. has been producing items which make use of the various forms of Kyoto ware and the artisans’ skill. Among their wide range of items, “Hanakessho” (flower crystallization) is recently drawing attention in Japan and overseas market. This product was planned and developed by Mr. Takayoshi Kumagai who is the third-generation president of the company. The crystalline flower pattern of this series which is realized by a special technique spreads on the pottery with graceful hue. This “hanakessho” technique is now being applied to wall decorations too and its beauty is travelling across oceans opening up the possibility of Kyoto ware.

熊谷聡商店は、1935年に京都で創業。京焼専門の卸売り販売元として、地域でも最大級の商品力を誇り、茶道具から食器、香炉などのインテリア小物まで約200種類のオリジナル商品を取り揃えている。京焼は、「清水焼」とも呼ばれ、京都府で生産される焼き物のことを指す。金や色とりどりの華やかな絵付けと様式の多様さが魅力だ。熊谷聡商店は、長年に渡り築き上げた100軒に及ぶ窯元とのネットワークを強みに、京焼の多様性と職人技術を生かした商品を生み出し続けてきた。その豊富な商品数のなかで、三代目の熊谷隆慶さんが企画開発した「花結晶」が近年、国内外で注目されている。特殊な製法で生み出される結晶の花が優美な色合いを帯びて広がるこのシリーズは、テーブルウェアとしてだけでなく、壁の装飾にも応用されるなど、京焼の可能性を広げながら海を越えていく。

Flagship Products

Hanakessho cup and bowl

花結晶

Tenmoku sake cup

天目

"The Tale of Genji"
Tea pot and cup set

源氏物語 急須茶器

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