Arita Porcelain Lab Yazaemon Pine Tree Fan Gourd Celadon Small Plate Set
A set of three small celadon three-footed plates in the shapes of a pine tree, a fan, and a gourd. These shapes are auspicious patterns and loved by the Japanese. The beautiful hues unique to celadon porcelain will bring out the beauty of your dining table. These small plates are useful for serving small amounts of condiments (sliced green onions, wasabi, etc.), delicacies, or dried sweets. They are also good for placing small items such as accessories. It can be used not only as a small plate but also as a chopstick rest. It is a product that will add a gorgeous color to your table.
To explain briefly about auspicious patterns, pine trees are evergreen trees that grow in harsh environments such as sandy soil and rocky terrain, and they produce fresh green leaves even in the middle of winter. It is considered a symbol of longevity and a lucky pattern because of its ability to last for 1,000 years. As a tree of good fortune, it has also been used as a "Kadomatsu (a pine tree used at New Year's)," and has been a highly prestigious design since the Heian period (794-1185).
The fan is considered one of the motifs of prosperity and good fortune because of its shape of spreading out, meaning "bright prospects for the future. It is considered a good omen, and is an auspicious pattern that wishes for development and prosperity.
The gourd, with a spreading end, has been considered a good-luck talisman since ancient times in Japan to "ward off misfortune" and "ward off evil spirits." Traditional Japanese good luck charms are filled with the thoughts and wishes of our ancestors, which have been passed down through the generations. Japanese people have incorporated gourd-shaped plates and chopstick rests into their daily lives with the wish of "good health."
The set of small plates comes in a fancy red and white gift box, further reinforcing the festive atmosphere. It is truly a great gift idea.
Arita Porcelain Lab is a brand/company revived by the seventh generation of Yazaemon as a successor to the long-established Arita porcelain kiln established in 1804. To make Arita porcelain a global brand, the company has been working to create modern Arita porcelain that is in tune with modern lifestyles while incorporating more than 200 years of traditions.
Dimension: [Pine Tree] D9.8cm(3.86in) x H1.6cm(0.63in)/
[Fan] D11.8cm(4.65in) x H1.6cm(0.63in) /
[Gourd] D9.7cm(3.82in) x H1.6cm(0.63in)
- Box Size: 10.7cm(4.2in) x 11.4cm(4.4in) xH6.1cm(2.4in)
- Material: Porcelain
- Origin: Made in Japan - Arita Ware
- Brand: Arita Porcelain Lab
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ABOUT ARITA PORCELAIN LAB
Arita Porcelain Lab is a brand/ company revived by Yazaemon VII as a successor to the long-established Arita porcelain kiln established in 1804. To make Arita porcelain a global brand, the company has been working to create modern Arita porcelain that is in tune with modern lifestyles while incorporating the more than 200 years of traditions.View more Arita Porcelain Lab's Items
ABOUT ARITA WARE
Arita Ware, made in the town of Arita in Saga Prefecture, is the oldest porcelain production area in Japan's history. Arita porcelain is characterized by its translucent white porcelain surface, dyeing using "Gosu" (indigo pigment), and gorgeous red painting using glassy overglaze pigments (red, green, yellow, purple, and blue). The pottery is highly durable and is produced in a wide variety of styles, from fine art to daily necessities. It was exported to Europe, where it was prized as fine art and called "white gold".
Arita Ware is also a prestigious brand that is admired by ceramicists from other regions as a representative porcelain production area.
Pretty for tidbits and small bites
They are very pretty in any table setting.
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