Authentic, intricate and fabulous.
In the 17th century, a highly refined culture encompassing food, clothing and housing, i.e. all necessities of life, known as Kaga culture, blossomed in the north western part of Japan with the patronization of the daimyo feudal lord of Maeda Domain.
In particular, porcelain and maki-e, Japanese lacquer sprinkled with gold or silver powder for decoration, are treasured traditional art crafts.
Kutani-yaki ware, a fine textured white translucent bodied porcelain ware decorated with underglaze enamels of vivid colors and given a final clear over-glaze by firing at 1,300 degrees ℃ for 15 hours, is particularly known for the vivid colored luxurious and spectacular designs.
Kaga maki-e and porcelain, decorated with ravish use of gold and silver, were highly praised at the Vienna World Exposition held in the 19th century.
At SAIGA, craftsmen skilled in Kutani-yaki and maki-e create accessories, stationery, golf ball makers and other items. Each item is painstakingly crafted by hand.
You will appreciate the luster and texture only authentic artifacts can deliver that are clearly distinguishable from mass produced items.
SAIGA for sports
SAIGA golf ball markers feature over 200 different designs created by 8 Kutani-yaki artists. Each item is handcrafted one by one.
In addition, a rare metal called neodymium magnet is used. These ball makers are highly waterproof and corrosion resistant.
SAIGA has received many awards from Komatsu City, Ishikawa prefecture and many other municipalities and organizations.