Arita Porcelain Lab Yazaemon Somenishiki "Kotobuki" Pattern Dessert Bowl
This bowl is a beautifully decorated item reflecting the high-quality craftsmanship handed down for generations within Arita Porcelain Lab's long history. The technique displayed in this bowl is called "somenishiki" where the bowl is first glazed with white and blue patterns and then is further decorated with detailed hand painted drawings.
The character in a circle seen on the side of the bowl is the character "kotobuki." This character is used on happy, auspicious occasions and is also the used to express long life. The other detailed drawings such as the bamboos and Japanese plum trees are all auspicious patterns used in Japan.
The size of the bowl was made to serve desserts that go well with Japanese tea. But this hand size bowl with the lid could be used in many other dining situations. It could be used for Japanese style warm dishes with a sauce or a glaze. You could also use it to serve a small serving of warm noodles or rice. With a short footing on the bottom, it is easy to hold and easy to stack.
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.
To retain its red coloring, hand washing is recommended.
- Dimension: D11.0cm(4.3in) x H9.0cm(3.5in) with lid
- Box Size: 15.3cm(6.0in) x 15.3cm(6.0in) x H9.0cm(3.5in)
- Material: Porcelain
- Origin: Made in Japan - Arita Ware
- Brand: Arita Porcelain Lab
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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.