Arita Porcelain Lab Japan Blue Checkered Pattern Sobachoko Cup and Condiment Plate Set
This sobachoko cup, used as a dipping bowl when eating soba, comes with a small condiment plate that is used to put finely cut spring onions and wasabi for the dipping sauce. The plate can also be used as a lid or a coaster as well.
The finely painted design on the cup and the plate is a checkered pattern, known as "Ichimatsu". Its design of squares and rectangles arranged in a simple grid pattern is known as an auspicious pattern with the meanings of "eternity," "development," and "prosperity" because of its uninterrupted and endless image.
This is an item from the Arita Porcelain Lab's signature series called Japan Blue.
While preserving the traditional style of Arita Ware, the blue tones are arranged in a modern way, and each piece is individually brushed by craftsmen to create an incomparable elegance. Many of the designs are arranged with traditional auspicious designs, making the tableware suitable for the modern dining scene.
Although made for Japanese soba, this cup can also be used for desserts such as puddings or ice cream. As it comes with a lid, you can use it to drink hot Japanese tea or to make Japanese style steamed egg custard "chawanmushi" or to drink sake. Small portions of nuts or dry snacks can also be put into the cup and be placed on a side table.
Arita Porcelain Lab is a brand/ company revived by Yazaemon VII as a successor to the long-established Arita porcelain kiln established in 1804. To make Arita porcelain a global brand, the company has been working to create modern Arita porcelain that is in tune with modern lifestyles while incorporating the more than 200 years of traditions.
- Dimension: [Cup]8.0cm(3.1in) x H7.0cm(2.8in)/[Plate]8.5cm(3.3in) x H1.7cm(0.7in)
- Capacity: 170ml(5.7oz)
- Material: Porcelain
- Origin: Made in Japan - Arita Ware
- Brand: Arita Porcelain Lab
ABOUT ARITA PORCELAIN LAB
Arita Porcelain Lab is a brand/ company revived by Yazaemon VII as a successor to the long-established Arita porcelain kiln established in 1804. To make Arita porcelain a global brand, the company has been working to create modern Arita porcelain that is in tune with modern lifestyles while incorporating the more than 200 years of traditions.View more Arita Porcelain Lab's Items
ABOUT ARITA WARE
Arita Ware, made in the town of Arita in Saga Prefecture, is the oldest porcelain production area in Japan's history. Arita porcelain is characterized by its translucent white porcelain surface, dyeing using "Gosu" (indigo pigment), and gorgeous red painting using glassy overglaze pigments (red, green, yellow, purple, and blue). The pottery is highly durable and is produced in a wide variety of styles, from fine art to daily necessities. It was exported to Europe, where it was prized as fine art and called "white gold".
Arita Ware is also a prestigious brand that is admired by ceramicists from other regions as a representative porcelain production area.