Japanese Table Setting Ideas
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This page introduces a variety of table settings, from traditional Japanese (Ichiju-Sansai) to more modern styles.
Tap the image to see the items used in the set. All the ideas can be recreated for your own dining room at home!
The Most Standard Japanese Table Setting
Ichiju-Sansai" is the basis of Japanese cuisine.
It is a set menu that combines "rice," the staple food of the Japanese, with "soup", "main dish" and two side dishes.
It is a well-balanced meal that provides the body with the three nutrients it needs: energy, body-building, and body-conditioning.
Provide carbohydrates as a source of energy. The Rice Bowl is placed closest to the person, on the left.
It provides water along with miso, which is highly effective in maintaining health. The Soup Bowl is placed closest to the person, on the right.
Main Dish and Two Side Dishes
The main dish provides protein, and the side dishes provide vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
As for placement, the main and side dishes placed furthest from the person. The most standard arrangement is to place the side dishes on the left and in the center and the main dish on the right, but it doesn't have to be that strict.
The main dish can be placed in the main plates or serving bowls. Side dishes can be placed in small kobachi bowls, side plates, or sauce plates.
Chopsticks and Tray
Place the chopsticks in front of you with the handle facing your dominant hand.
The tips of the chopsticks should be placed on the chopstick rest.
The tray & placemat is not necessary, but a tray makes things look better and makes serving and cleaning up easier.
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Authentic Japanese Dinner
These are table setting ideas based on the traditional Japanese dining styles.
Combining different sizes of tableware can create a festive atmosphere on the table, while similar sizes of tableware can be combined to create a calm and modern feel.
Bento boxes and bamboo baskets can be combined with a variety of sauce plates and small Kobachi bowls to make your dining presentation more special.
Eating sushi with family and friends is a very enjoyable moment. We have come up with a sushi set that will make such a time even more wonderful.
In addition to the essential items such as main plate, soy sauce plate, and chopsticks, we have also introduced a soup bowl and center plate that provide a more authentic sushi experience.
Tea and Matcha Time
You can create an exotic atmosphere by adding Japanese style tableware to your coffee table.
When enjoying matcha green tea, you can combine a tray to create a sophisticated space.
There is something special about the time spent savoring your favorite sake in a nice sake set.
You can create a more sophisticated atmosphere by combining sake cups with plates and small Kobachi bowls that are similar in taste.
Modern Eclectic Style
There is no rule that says Japanese tableware must be used for Japanese cuisine.
How about combining your local food culture with Japanese tableware to create your own little world at the dining table?
We are very much looking forward to seeing new dining styles being born around the world.
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