A world without gloss or color - at first this sounds bleak and cold, however the soft shadows of cekitay tableware create a quiet space and relaxing time without gloss or color.
The high precision required for the refined forms of series such as the unglazed 'hakusa' or matte glazed 'ishi' are the culmination of expertise developed exclusively at Kyoutou-Yougyou.
Established in 1947, over the past 70 years the company has gained widespread trust through constantly delivering quality products tailored to the needs of the time, combining new materials and methods with age-old techniques.
Take, for example, the roller hearth kiln adopted in 2000, which not only cuts firing time to around 1/3 to 1/4, but provides a consistent temperature within the kiln enabling a beautiful finish without color blemishes.
While other kilns leave a yellowish tint on white glaze, the RHK creates an exquisite finish essential for the stately appearance of cekitay products.
While many manufacturers specialize in product parts, a desire to satisfy even the most difficult requests by keeping the whole process inhouse has led to a surge in technological competence.
This competence then leads to even more difficult requests, building a cycle of development and long-term trust.
The company continues to actively push the development of new skills, recently recruiting skilled slip casting artisans and experimenting with lower kiln temperatures to expand the field of color glazes.
A stone garden for your table. The soft matte finish of this elegant vessel envokes the beauty of a traditional Japanese stone garden.
Circles and lines, reminiscent of the pattern of pebbles, create soft shadows exudingexude an aura of peace and tranquility.