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Kutani Porcelain Golf Ball Marker

Kutani Porcelain Golf Ball Marker

Regular price ¥14,000 JPY
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Hand painted marker looking great on green

  • Only about 20 people in the world still have the skill to paint Kutani-yaki akae (red painting)
  • Mr. Kazuhiko Komekyu, with over 30 years of experience, produces to order
  • Can be used in your living room or study. Each piece is a small artwork with a strong presence

It is hard to believe that human hands could have created this work, as the fine patterns are painted without gaps on the tip.

The history of Kutani-yaki can be traced back to the early Edo period (around 1650). The history of akae (red painting), which is characterized by detailed red and gold painting, is relatively new, having emerged at the end of the Edo period. At its peak during the Meiji period (1868-1912), there were 200 to 300 craftsmen engaged in akae, but the number has declined to less than 20 today.

Komekyu, who has inherited the art of akae, creates golf ball markers for players who want something special and unique. He describes what is necessary to create a work of art as "mentality" and "physical strength to keep sitting. His brush strokes reveal his state of mind, and since no two painting processes are the same, no two works are ever the same.

The paints he uses are original. Red shells, rusty iron, and glass is added to give them a luster. If the bristles of the paintbrush are new, the pattern cannot be painted. The brushes are used for 3 years for underpainting, and only the core is left when the oil has been drained. By taking care of them, brushes can be used for 10 to 15 years.

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  • Size: diameter 42 mm
  • Weight: 17 g


  • This product is made to order. Shipping is within 1 month.
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