Hirota Arare Pattern Edo Glass Kobachi Bowl
This Kobachi bowl features a design reminiscent of plum blossoms in the center of a shimmering bumpy dot pattern, called "Arare".
This size is ideal for serving side dishes such as salads and "Sunomono" vinegared dishes, desserts such as Anmitsu and shaved ice, and fruits. It is recommended especially for serving cold food, as the cool atmosphere of the glass enhances the food.
This piece is recommended as a gift or for home use.
The "Arare" pattern refers to the design used in cast iron kettle etc, in which large and small dots are lined up in rows. It is a simple and beautiful pattern of dots lined up in rows, and has long been loved in Japan.
However, expressing this pattern in glass required a high level of technical skill. During the mid-Edo period (1603-1867), pressed glass with patterns of bumpy dot was imported from overseas to Japan, but it was produced with a great deal of industrial technique and craftsmanship.
As Japanese glass technology improved with the times, the bumpy dot pattern was arranged with a Japanese flavor, and Japanese pressed glass, more clearly engraved than blown glass, became more durable and was produced in greater quantities due to high demand.
Hirota Glass is one of the oldest glass makers in Tokyo, founded in 1899. Based on the data of designs handed down to the company since its foundation, Hirota Glass has continued to produce a series of products that harmonize with contemporary home décor, while inheriting the traditional techniques of Japanese glassblowing and Edo Kiriko.
- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: D12.5cm(4.9in)×H5cm(2in)
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Hirota Glass
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