HAKEME Spiral Rim Koishiwara Round Plate S
This plate has a unique line around the rim and the brushed pattern. It is both rustic and modern, and suitable for any kind of dishes.
It is highly versatile plate and perfect as an extra plate for the main dish and side dish, bread or dessert.
The production of Koishiwara ware began before the production of Onta ware and one of the potters from Koishikawa ware was invited to teach in the production area of Onta wear.
Koishiwara ware features a pattern that conveys the warmth of old-fashioned handiwork, and retains the goodness of earthy colors and thick, simple clay. It is a tableware that brings out the goodness of the ingredients of cooking.
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- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: D17cm(6.6in) x H3cm(1.1in)
- Material: Stoneware - Koishiwara ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
About Onta & Koishiwara ware
The history of Onta ware began about 300 years ago. In the quiet village of Hita City in Oita Prefecture, Japan, the tradition has continued uninterrupted.
It is made of a sturdy red clay base and decorated with earthy colors using decorative clay and glaze.
It looks thick and heavy but when you actually hold it, it is not so heavy. The clay used is reddish and rich in iron. The various shapes and patterns expressed by the glaze give the pottery a simple and warm feeling.
The reason why Onta ware is said to be one of the most valuable pottery in Japan is that it is made by hand, not by machine, and with the help of nature, which has remained almost unchanged since 300 years ago. While other pottery producing regions have been mechanizing their production, here all processes are done by hand by the entire family.
Koishiwara ware has a history of about 350 years, and is pottery made in the Koishiwara area of Azuma Village, Asakura County, Fukuoka Prefecture. It has a simple, chunky clay texture and is easy to use from a practical standpoint. Lately, it has been gaining popularity for its well-designed white vessels and modern patterns.