This item will be produced in 3 months after the order is confirmed, but may take up to 4 months.
This beautiful lotus shaped "Kobachi" small bowl is from the RYOUKA series of Usukiyaki. The lotus petal design enhances the food as if it were a picture frame. The wavy rim cast shadows on the plate and table, creating a beautiful look.
It is just the right size to hold small portion of appetizers and side dishes. It is also convenient for holding desserts, yogurt, fruit, etc. Placed on top of a larger plate or combined with a Bento box, it can create a more stylish and sophisticated dining presentation.
The lotus shape is inspired by the chrysanthemum plate, the origin of Usuki ware, and arranged in a modern way. The area around Usuki City is known for its beautiful lotus flowers.
Usukiyaki is produced using a technique called "Katauchi" (molding). The sheet-shaped-clay is placed on a plaster mold, and is shaped with the fingers including each petal. This process gives the work a handmade feel that cannot be achieved through mass production, and gives it a stoneware-like appearance even though it is a porcelain piece.
RYOUKA Series This series was inspired by dignified flowers such as lotus, cherry blossoms, and Kousa dogwood that bloom in the fields and mountains of Usuki in Oita, which is rich in nature.
Since all products are made by hand, there may be individual differences in shape and color. We hope you will enjoy them as the warmth of handmade products. Learn more about our product quality here.
Dimension: D11cm(6.3in) x H5cm(1.4in)
Box Size: 11cm(4.3in) x 11cm(4.3in) xH6.3cm(2.5in)