Arita Porcelain Lab Yazaemon Somenishiki "Kotobuki" Pattern Three-tier Food Box
This three-tier food box 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 product 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 used to express long life. The other detailed drawings such as the bamboos and Japanese plum trees are all auspicious patterns used in Japan.
This three-tiered food box is a great item to serve a large portion of food that can be made ahead of time. Decorate your table with this food box as a center piece filled with appetizers or charcuterie. You can put various types of sushi or "onigiri"(Japanese rice balls) in each tier to have an indoors picnic at home. A variety of desserts packed inside this food box would be eye-catching item on your table when hosting a party.
Arita Porcelain Lab is a brand/company revived by the seventh generation Yazaemon 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: [Whole set]17.0cm(6.7in) × 17.0cm(6.7in) × H20.0cm(7.8in)
- Internal Dimension: [Each Tier] 15.5cm(6.1in) x 15.5cm(6.1in) x H4.8cm(1.9in)
- Material: Porcelain
- Box: 19.5cm(7.7in) x 19.5cm(7.7in) x 25.0cm(9.8in)
- 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.