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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ABOUT HIROTA EDO GLASS
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.View more Hirota Edo Glass items
ABOUT EDO GLASS, EDO KIRIKO
Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is also a center of craftsmanship. Among them, Edo Glass and Edo Kiriko are traditional Japanese Glassware that have been handed down for about 200 years in Edo City, the old name for the central area of Tokyo.These beautifully shining glasswares have been refined in Japan's largest consumer city, carrying on the good old Japanese tradition into the modern age.View more Edo Kiriko & Edo Glass
Perfect Cold Dessert Dish
I absolutely loved using this dish to eat ice cream. It looks great, easy to clean, and holds enough ice cream for a decent dessert. I look forward to using it with the cold dessert it was meant to hold.
Thank you so much for your detailed review! We're so happy to see that you're feeling satisfied. We hope the bowl makes your days a little more special and we're looking forward to your next visit!
Light and refreshing
Love this bowl in white for serving smaller portion of fruit in the warmer months. It always makes my day.
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment with a photo! We hope the bowl makes your summer days a little more special! We are looking forward to your next visit.
Scintillating is right! We purchased these glass bowls in the white for summer and so happy that we did. They look so fresh and modern. They make our fresh berries look so good.
Thanks so much for your wonderful comment with such an amazing photo! I personally love the bowl that slightly reflects the color of the berries! We are looking forward to your next visit.