Ordering our vintage porcelain will be only for pre orders, but here are some informations that could interest You.
This original collection from Meiji, Taisho and Showa-shoki period was hand selected and by Mr. Masanao Kobayashi – very well-known and respected person in the world of traditional Japanese porcelain.
We are focused on providing tableware that can be used and not only displayed on a shelve. It’s perfect for modern fine dining restaurants and more traditional omakase sushi & kaiseki restaurants, as well in homes.
The period in witch this porcelain was made was a booming time in Japanese cuisine with many innovations like sukiyaki, shabu shabu or chuka soba (currently ramen). The end of isolation and opening for the western world had a huge impact on tableware. New techinques for applying traditional patterns were created.
We’ve carefully selected our collection from the evolution period of Japanese cuisine, so You can create your own master dishes.
Intended for use – every piece (even 400 years old Edo period) are selected in the intention of using. They are very durable even with current day dish soap. This types of plates are unique way to present your dishes even in western style cuisine, so not only for Japanese cuisine. They are great for fine dining type of restaurants or special occasion at home.
Charm of Imari ware is great as a wedding gift. Our vintage porcelain is very popular as a gift or special gift for important persons. It’s also easy & durable to handle at home.
Definition derived from Buddhist teachings of the three marks of existence (三法印 sanbōin), specifically impermanence (無常 mujō), suffering (苦 ku) and emptiness or absence of self-nature (空 kū). A world view concentrated on accepting and embarrassing the imperfection. This is sometime described as the “beauty of imperfection.
There are differences in unique distortion, shade of design, position, etc. as every piece is handmade. Every piece is unique. Every piece (even 400 years old Edo period) are selected in the intention of using. They are very durable even with current day dish soap.
This is intentional wabi-sabi difference between same piece of porcelain plate using stamp technique.
Our collection is made of porcelain that is harder than pottery and is fired at a very high temperature of 1300 degrees for more than half a day, making it more difficult to break than pottery. The collection comes from Edo period to the early Showa period (1603-1939). It’s perfect for home use as well in the restaurant business.
Uniqueness, great quality and affordable price.
Thanks to the hand crafted stamp technique used to create patterns on the porcelain the artist can intentionally achieve differences in the shade of the design, displacement of the transfer, and distortion, even for the same product.
The pottery before the birth of the stamp method was very expensive because it was mainly dyed (hand-painted). Good quality at affordable price made it popular among ordinary people.
If you are interested in vintage Japanese porcelain please contact us for special orders.