Hikari - Ceramic Black Zaffer - Rectangle Plate
Meant for everyday use, we incorporated the same design to create several sizes of this white porcelain plate. A Hasami ware pottery from Nagasaki Prefecture has crafted this same series of plates for us from 2000 until the present. When we designed this line, we were told that the plate should be raised at the bottom. Instead, we manufactured plates with a flat bottom. This was unheard of at the time. At first, the bottom would twist without becoming smooth and the straight lines of the square plates proved difficult to craft. We made countless moulds. For every new mould, we collaborated with several artisans who were involved in the process. The result was a taboo in those years: a flat-bottomed plate. Nowadays, such plates have become common, but back then they were regarded as something that only a beginner with no knowledge of ceramics would make.
The functionality of this plate lies in its stackability, allowing for them to occupy little space when stored. They are also quite slender and have little weight. In terms of presence, we focused on the unity of table and tableware that occurs when flat, low plates are placed on the surface of a table. With its straight bottom and perpendicular rim, this plate has an extremely simple shape, bringing out the richness of the materials.
Finish: Black Zaffer
Size S: Width 126mm Depth 105mm Height 20mm
Size M: Width 180mm Depth 150mm Height 24mm
Size L: Width 246mm Depth 205mm Height 29mm
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Ceramics have a soft, warm appearance. The complex gradations of the glaze and the simple beauty of the handiwork is the character of ceramics, and no two pieces are the same. Since ceramic wares absorb water to some degree, they tend to acquire texture and a more nuanced appearance the longer they are used.
Ceramics are made from coarse clay, and absorb water because of their porous finish. Ceramic dishes are dishwasher safe. Please take care when placing them in the dishwasher to prevent them from touching each other. We recommend that you prewash ceramics carefully to prevent residues from getting into the material. Although it is safe to use these dishes in the microwave, sudden temperature changes may occur cracks. This is particularly true for ceramics, which contain moisture that causes the temperature to raise quickly from within, increasing the possible damage. Neither type of dish is oven-safe, nor should they be placed directly on the stove. In addition, please be careful not to pour cold water over hot porcelain or ceramic dishes, as this may result in damage.
BEFORE USING CERAMICWARE
Ceramics made of rough clay easily absorb soup and oil, which may cause stains and unpleasant odors. Please follow these instructions to prevent this. Prior to initial use, pour enough water to cover the dishes in a pot. Add a spoon of flour to the mix, and put your dishes into the pot. Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. The gaps between the clay particles are filled with the starchy material, preventing the dish from becoming stained and smelly. Let the dishes cool naturally in the pot, then wash and let them dry well. In addition, soak ceramic dishes in water for 5 to 10 minutes prior to arranging food on them. Take care not to leave your dishes in water after use; wash them as soon as possible, and let them dry completely before storing.
Although they require extra care, the best thing about Japanese ceramics is the way they gradually change to reflect their use.
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All products are order-made and carefully processed, assembled, and finished by our craftsmen in Japan.
Regarding the tableware and small products, we ship the goods from japan within 7 days if we have stocks. If there is no available stock, we will accordingly inform you the lead time of the production.
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