About KOKO utsuwa

Hello, there! I'm Koko. I grew up in Japan and moved to the US in 2012. My hometown is in Gifu prefecture that is famous for Japanese pottery "Mino-yaki". About 50% of ceramic tableware in Japan is produced from the region. My mom used to serve tea ceremony and traditional Japanese-style flower arrangement and she was a great cook (still now), my house was always surrounded by fine pottery. Since I moved to the US, I realized how much I miss Japanese pottery and how important it is to my life. The impulse and passion caused this business.

KOKO utsuwa (meaning "vessel" in Japanese) has collections of the Japanese pottery made with tradition and technique which has been passed down over centuries. Much of the artisan work is creatively adapted to fit modern lifestyles. The mission is to introduce the beauty and casual elegance of Japanese culture to people who would not otherwise have access it.