Table Setting #24 Modern Sushi Set with Ash Graze Mino Plate
The main plate used in this sushi set is a simple rectangular plate that is coated with a glaze mixed with ashes made from burning wood to give it a natural look and feel. A soy sauce plate in the same color as the main plate, chopsticks and soup bowls in black are combined to create a wabi-sabi yet modern look.
I chose a unique chopstick rest with a bamboo motif. By choosing chopstick rests with this motif, you can create a table with a less formal atmosphere.
For the chopsticks, I used Yamanaka lacquerware with a twisted pattern. The unevenness of the twisting pattern fits the hand, making it relatively easy to use even for people who are not used to eating with chopsticks.
This Yamanaka lacquerware soup bowl has black lacquer on top of red lacquer. In its new condition, a little bit of red lacquer is showing through. As the bowl is used more and more, the black lacquer on the surface is scraped off slightly, and the red color becomes more prominent. The more you use it, the deeper the texture becomes.