KABURAKI co.,ltd

yShop & Contactz
Kaburaki Shoho Main Branch
1-3-16 Nagamachi,Kanazawa city, Ishikawa Pref. 920-0865 Japan
Tel +81-76-221-6666 / Fax +81-76-221-4252
e-mail kanazawa@kaburaki.jp

Kaburaki Shoho Tokyo Branch
1F Prairie Azabu-Juban, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0045 Japan
Tel +81-3-5439-4441 / Fax +81-3-5439-4443

http://kaburaki.jp


yAbout usz

The Kaburaki Kutani Porcelain Shop was established in Kanazawa in 1822 as the very first Kutani merchant family business.
Since then the Kaburaki family has handed down our family business from generation to generation until the present 8th.

At the height of Kutani porcelain production during the Meiji and Taisho periods (1868`1926), the Kaburaki Kutani products were exhibited in various venues at home and abroad as well as at the world expositions. In those days, Kaburaki gained a reputation for our high-quality.

The Kaburaki has almost 190 years of business. We cherish tradition, and at the same time, try to create novel products for our customers in Japan and overseas..





The Chronology of Kaburaki

1822 Establishment of business.
1877 Awarded the Progress Prize Medal at the Kyoto Exposition.
1878

Received the gYuko-Shohaih Medal of Honor at the Kyoto Exhibition.
Received the Fourth Class Prize Medal of Honor at the Tokyo Competition for Silk, Lacquer & Earthenware.
Received the Second Class Prize Medal of Honor at the Ishikawa Competition.

1887

Awarded the First Class Prize Medal for Pottery at the 5th Product Fair (Dec.1)
Received the Fourth Class Prize Medal of Honor at the Kansai Competition.
Received the Second Class Prize Medal of Honor at the 6th Ishikawa Product Fair.

1892

Received the Third Class Prize Medal at the 4th Competitive Exhibition of the Union of Kansai Prefectures.(May 11)
Received the Silver Medal at the Toyama Prefecture Exposition.

1894

Exhibited a small bowl with Japanese apricot design at the Unionfs Competitive Exhibition, and received the Fourth Class Prize Medal.(Aug.23)

1899

Received the Second Class Prize Medal for Ceramic Ware at the Competitive Exhibition of Key Product in Ishikawa Prefecture. (Sep. 12)

1903 Received the Third Prize at the 5th Domestic Industrial Exposition. (Jul.1)
1904 Awarded the Silver prize for Mr. Tahei Kaburaki the 5th, at the EXPO in St.LouisAwarded the Silver prize for the Fifth Owner, Tahei Kaburaki, at World EXPO in St. Louis USA.
1905 Awarded the Gold prize for Mr. Tahei Kaburaki the 5th at the EXPO in Liege Belgium.in St. Louis USA.
1905 Awarded the Gold prize for the Fifth Owner, Tahei Kaburaki, at the World EXPO, in Liege Belgium.
Conferred a letter of appreciation for the entry to the Kobe Trade Fair.
1906 Received the First Prize at the Osaka Victory Commemorative Exhibition. (Jun.1)
1907

Exhibited a confectionery vessel at the 9th General Competitive Exhibition of Kansai Prefectures, and received the Fourth Prize.(May 20)

1910

Exhibited products and awarded the Silver Prize for the Fifth Owner, Mr. Tahei Kaburaki, at the Japan-British Exhibition in Japan.

1911 Exhibited a vase at the Domestic Industrial Exposition, and awarded the Progress Prize Silver Medal. (Aug.17)
1916

Exhibited a vase at with a peony design at the Exhibition of Arts and Crafts, and received the Second Prize. (Oct.28)

1924 Provided a bowl to be appreciated by the Crown Price at the time of his visit to the Prefecture. (Nov. 19)
1959 Relocated the main store from Shimo-tsusumi-cho to Musashi-machi in Kanazawa.
1972 Produced a Japan-China friendship cup to commemorate Prime Minister Kakuei Tanakafs official visit to China.(Sep.28)
1978 The Seventh Owner, Eiichi Kaburaki, awarded the The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Rays. (Jan.23)
1995 Opened a Japanese restaurant gOishii Ippuku Kaburakih on the second floor of the flagship store in Musashimachi.Kanazawa.(Aug. 4)
Awarded a Kanazawa Shop Producing Grand Prize.
1998 The Eighth Owner, Mr.Motoyoshi Kaburaki, appointed as the chief director of the Cooperative Association for the Promotion of Kanazawa Kutani.
2002 Produced official goods in Kutani ware for the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan
2005 Opened a Tokyo branch at Azabu-Juban.
2005 Relocated the flagship store to Nagamachi Samurai-Residence Historical Site.
2006 Set up a Non Profit Organization (NPO) gKanazawa-Kutani clubh(Jan)
2007 Exhibited Kaburaki wine glass at the 2nd gNippon Mono Ichi,h Meet the Traditional Craft Exhibition in 2007, and received the Juryfs Special Prize. (Jan. 21)
Reorganized to a joint-stock company. Rebranding by renaming the company, Kaburaki co.,ltd. (Jun.)
2008 Exhibited products at gMaison et Objeth an international trade fair in France.
Exhibited Kaburaki wine glasses at the Japanfs Traditional Craft Competition, and received a Lifestyle Award.

Names of successive owners

1st Jisuke Kaburaki
2nd Tahei Kaburaki
3rd

Tahei Kaburaki

4th

Jihei Kaburaki

5th

Tahei Kaburaki

6th

Takeo Kaburaki

7th

Eiichi Kaburaki

8th Motoyoshi Kaburaki
History of Kaburaki

Edo Period (1822-1860's)

The Kaburaki family started our business in Kanazawa in 1822, the era of Ienari, the 11th Tokugawa shogun, as the very first commercial merchant of Kutani porcelain.
Kutani porcelain was reactivated under the patronage of the Kaga clan and the old Wakasugi and Ono kilns were just founded. Two years later, the famous Yoshidaya kiln was set up by Mr. Den-emon Toyota.
During the revival period, the Kaburaki family had played a very important role in not only selling stocks but also producing original porcelains painted by artisans in their own factory.

Meiji to Taisho Period (1870's-1920's)

The Fourth Owner, Jihei Kaburaki, had stepped up efforts to expand export around the world starting during the last phase of Edo Period and in the early Meiji Era the foreign business took off.
In coincident with domestic demand expansion, our production capacity was in place in terms of both quality and quantity.
In that period, Kutani was said to be completely revived as local representative industry and be set in prosperity by increasing export.
The Kaburaki family had active presences in many exhibit occasions, both domestically and internationally.
Thanks to acquired high reputations and fame with series of awards, Kutani by the Kaburaki were appreciated as topnotch products.
It is mentioned in the history book g330years of Kutanih that, gOur Kaburaki emblem stamped on back of each and every product shows our pride and responsibility in our work.
We believe in keeping our mind modest and wanting to have our customers the best products, and such an attitude might have led us in a position as a leading merchant.h
Currently, a part of collections are being gathered, from home and abroad, can be seen at the gallery located at our main store.

Showa Period to Present (1930's)

In the early Showa period, with cease of export, the Kaburaki shifted the eyes on domestic demands.
Since then, the Kaburaki has been distributing Kutani porcelains to all over Japan, even during the hardest wartime.

And now, the Kaburaki is counting nearly 190 years of our history. Every staff is always having the founderfs spirit to deliver special and excellent Kutani porcelains to customers nationwide and worldwide.