Arita Porcelain Plate (SS) (Ear of Rice)

Arita Porcelain Plate (SS) (Ear of Rice)


Arita-yaki (有田焼) was founded in 1616 in the small town of Arita in Saga prefecture. As the birthplace of Japanese porcelain, Arita porcelain became highly prized in both the East and West after the 17th century. The earliest production was characterised by the delicate indigo ‘sometsuke’ (染付) underglaze on the translucent porcelain body. The glass-like texture is formed by the high-quality clay and porcelain stone ‘toseki’, which are extracted from the surrounding Izumiyama mountains. Arita porcelain also underwent major shifts in production values to better reflect the needs of ordinary citizens, hence the unadorned one-color design of the sometsuke underglaze remained a timeless signature throughout the centuries.

This collection of Arita porcelainware combines traditional Japanese motifs with a contemporary design. These small ‘mamezara’ plates (meaning ‘beans’) are highly versatile for serving cakes and small appetizers. Ideal as a set of five, these plates can be enjoyed as a collection to adorn the dining table.

Inaho - Ear of Rice
Rice has been a staple food in Japanese culture for 2000 years and it forms the cultural backbone of Japan.
The symbol of the rice plant has been used in crests or kamon, most notably the famous Fushimi Inari in Kyoto which is the head shrine of the god of rice - Inari. Historically, rice was worshipped by farmers to bring good harvesting and it symbolizes prosperity.

Dimensions: Ø10.8 x H1.8cm

Material: Porcelain

Place of Origin: Arita, Japan

Instruction for Care: Dishwasher and Microwave Safe

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