Arita-yaki Mamezara Tiny Dish
Arita-yaki (Arita ware) is a broad term for Japanese porcelain made in the area around the town of Arita in Saga prefecture, northwestern Kyūshū island, which was the first place to produce ceramics in Japan.
Mamezara (literally translates to 'bean plate' - tiny things are called 'mame' = bean) are said to be originated in Arita, they are popular item on the everyday dining table in Japan - great for serving tiny portion of food or condiments, to be used as cutlery rests, jewelry dish, etc.
These tiny dishes are produced by a traditional Arita ware maker of over 250 years of history in producing porcelain ware in Arita. Happy motifs such as crane, pine bamboo, plum blossoms and deer are handpainted in the sometsuke technique on each dish by artisans.
Simple and charming dish to add a little joy on your table.
[Crane] 8×8×2cm / 3.15" x 3.15" x 0.8"
[Plum Blossoms] 8×8×2cm
Made in Japan