THE UNIQUE JAPANESE CULTURE OF SMALL PLATES IN HARMONY
You may have seen colorful dishware varied in shape neatly set on the tables in Japanese restaurants. The pieces of dishware with different colors and shapes are carefully chosen by the chef so that each dish complements the type of food served in it, filling the space in marvelous harmony.
Japanese tableware is simple yet varied in shape. While there is no standard for depth and size, the shape of each plate or bowl complements the type of food served in it. This is said to be the reflection of the Japanese food culture where various kinds of ingredients, including rice, vegetables, meat and fish, are cooked in a various ways such as simmering, stir-frying and steaming.
What makes Japanese food stand out in the world is that it embraces an aesthetic sense of appreciating the four seasons. Dishware plays a key a role in representing the seasons and colors, and adds depth to the dining table.
At Musubi Kiln, we are happy to share about ideas how to appreciate Japanese tableware, which creates harmony among pieces of different colors, patterns, materials, and regions where they are made, and how to enjoy it by crating your own little world on the kitchen table.
The unique Japanese culture of small plates in harmony
Learning the story behind each piece
Savoring our mealtimes-
small part of our lives yet everyday experience
Embracing new worldviews coming from our everyday lives
Building a sustainable culture of tradition
Compliance with world-
class hygiene standards
The joy of embracing Japanese food culture
A gift as a way of expressing appreciation
Treating each piece with care