Table Setting #66
Treat Guests with a Set Meal of "Tonkatsu"(Pork Cutlet).
Hosting a dinner with tableware by Ri Sanpei (Yi Sam-pyeong) Kiln - The Founder of Arita Ware
Ri Sanpei (Yi Sam-pyeong) Kiln's refined painting adds a touch of sophistication to your meal.
The main plate and rice bowls were selected from Ri Sanpei (Yi Sam-pyeong) Kiln, which has beautiful geometric pattern in underglaze blue color. The gentle colors, not too overpowering, are elegant and easy to match with any dish or other tableware. As you eat, a beautiful painting gradually appears.
The technique called "Some-tsuke," in which the painting is done in Gosu(blue paint), is one of the oldest techniques used in Arita ware. This simple and elegant rice bowl is typical of Ri Sanpei (Yi Sam-pyeong) Kiln.
In the center of the table is a long plate made of Kumiko work. On top of it, a condiment container, a sauce container, and a toothpick holder are arranged. When small tabletop items are made of authentic craftsmanship, the overall table setting becomes more luxurious.
For the sake cup, I chose a bamboo design by Hirota Glass. The transparent glass collects light and creates a cool, refreshing atmosphere.
For the tablecloth, I chose a deep indigo color to match the "Gosu(blue paint)" color of the Ri Sanpei (Yi Sam-pyeong) Kiln' tableware. A deep-colored tablecloth may seem a bit bold, but by focusing on the theme color, it creates a calm and elegant impression.
Ri Sanpei Chrysanthemums Pattern Arita Round Plate
This is a Arita ware plate by Ri Sanpei (Yi Sam-pyeong) Kiln, a brand by the descendant of Yi Sam-Pyeong, the discoverer of white porcelain ore for Arita ware.
This dish is simple, yet dignified and powerful. This design itself is from the early Imari period, about 400 years ago.
Chrysanthemums are characterized not only by their beauty and fragrance, but also by the fact that they are a congratulatory flower that signifies longevity. The edges are decorated with a "Kensaki" (sword point) pattern. It is an auspicious design that is meant to ward off bad luck and misfortune.
The beauty of early Arita ware inherited by Ri Sanpei (Yi Sam-pyeong) Kiln - The Founder of Arita Ware
Brought back to Japan 400 years ago by Toyotomi Hideyoshi's invasion of Korea, ceramic master Ri Sanpei (Yi Sam-pyeong) was instrumental in the breakthrough of Japanese ceramics technology and introduced the beautiful white porcelain production method to Arita by enthusiastic cross-border research.
Over time, in the present day, Ri Sanpei (Yi Sam-pyeong)'s descendant, Ri Sanpei (Yi Sam-pyeong)14, has revived "Early Imari" the oldest style of Arita Ware, by studying the Izumiyama porcelain ore that was discovered by the first generation. Reviving the lost techniques and styles of early Arita Ware porcelain in today's world, Ri Sanpei (Yi Sam-pyeong) Kiln's products have a unique style, with a simplicity and "Wabi-
Sabi" feeling that sets them apart from other Arita Ware.
The balance between the bluish, translucent texture of the porcelain body and the beauty of the margins in the Sometsuke (underglaze) painting will give the piece a remarkable presence in any contemporary dining space.