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Kyoto Cloisonne / Guinomi / Wind God and Thunder God

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Product Story

General Product Information

This cloisonne gulp is decorated with a powerful wind god and thunder god framed in pure silver wire.
The solid weight and texture of the cloisonne ware are different from ceramic and glass ware, and are one of the unique charms of cloisonne ware.
How about using it to accompany your favorite sake or for a special occasion?

What are the Wind God and Thunder God (Fujin and Raijin)?
The Wind God and Thunder God are gods that appear in Japanese legends and myths, and are believed to be in charge of wind and thunder, respectively.
The Wind God and Thunder God are gods that govern nature, and have been associated with Japanese people's reverence for nature since ancient times.
In addition to warding off bad luck, the god is said to bring rain and fertility, ward off evil and bring success, and protect against natural disasters.

*It takes about 3 months from the time of order because it is a made-to-order product.

 Product History

When did these crafts start to craft?:160 years ago / 1868AD / Meiji period in Japan

Kyoto cloisonné, a traditional Japanese enamelware craft, emerged in the late 19th century during the Meiji era (1868–1912). Influenced by Western art, artists like Namikawa Yasuyuki perfected the intricate technique of fusing colored enamel into metal. Kyoto's cloisonné artisans gained renown for their exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail, often depicting intricate designs inspired by nature, mythology, and traditional Japanese motifs. This art form reached its zenith in the early 20th century but declined with the advent of World War II. Today, Kyoto cloisonné is celebrated as a testament to Japanese artistic heritage, with contemporary artists continuing to honor its rich history.

Craftsman Story

Craftsman Profile

Hiromi Art
Since its establishment in Kyoto in 1970, Hiromi Art has been producing Kyoto cloisonne enamel ware for over 50 years.
Thery are particular about the beauty of color. Each color is carefully layered with the color of the glaze, and is the result of many years of accumulated techniques.
They believe that "old but new" is the traditional Japanese craft of today, and they are creating new cloisonne enamel ware every day, while keeping in mind the old traditions.

Craftsman Passion

"Commit to flood the streets of Kyoto with cloisonne once again."
Old cloisonne enamel ware is still used in temples. In the Edo period, cloisonne enamel was used for sliding door pulls, cigarette cases, and many other things.
Nowadays, cloisonne enamel is becoming less and less common, so we are working hard to make the streets of Kyoto full of cloisonne enamel again.


Your Contribution to Craftsman

Customer Voice

Due to the market structure (link for full articles are attached bottom), craftsman have not known who the customer is and how customer reacts to their work. We made a “Message to Craftsman” box at purchase page. We will deliver all message to every craftsman. Our review will be also shared to craftsman so please leave your comment and evaluation on review section!

Income for Craftsman: Craftsman get only less than 10% of selling price?

As written above, craftsman have not controlled last phase of sales channel that resulting in selling price is set by third-party without craftsman’s recognition. There are some cases that only less than 10% of selling price is given to craftsman. We promise with our customer / craftsman that we offer the fair trade with craftsmen in our contract!

We made an article about above problem and our challenge. Please have a read from below link.
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Material & Caution


Glass glaze



Individual Difference

Each piece is handmade, so there are individual differences even in the same series. We hope that you will understand the change by handmade.

Made to Order

Basically, this product is made to order, so it takes about 3 months from order to delivery. Please note that there may be unavoidable delays in delivery due to material shortages or delays in the production process.

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