Bicolor Tokusa Seto Ware Small Mortar
A mini mortar with bicolored "Tokusa" pattern that is great to have on the dining table. It is the perfect size to place on a tray for one person, and makes mealtime more enjoyable.
Tokusa is the name of a plant and refers to a pattern of vertical stripes. It has been loved since the Edo period (1603-1868) as a symbol of good luck to wish for growth and prosperity because of its straight growth. This pattern is both traditional and timeless.
If you have a "Surikogi(Japanese pestle)", you can use it with it to enrich the flavor of foods such as sesame and "Sansho(Japanese pepper)" by grinding.
It can also be used not only as a mortar, but also as a "Kobachi" small bowl for storing condiments and other small delicacies.
By having these small items, which play a supporting role at the dining table, you can create a thoughtful hospitality like that of a Japanese restaurant.
- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: D6.2cm(2.4in) x H2.8cm(1.1in)
- Material: Porcelain - Seto ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
With a history of almost 1000 years, Seto Ware is deeply rooted into Japanese daily lifestyle. It is a historic ceramic ware and included in one of the six oldest kilns in Japan, known as "Rokkoyo".
It was the first area in Japan to mass-produce porcelain, and the word "Seto-mono" has become synonymous with ceramics in Japan. Seto Ware is known to be highly diverse in style and design today.