Ju-bako - Porcelain Gokushippo Blue
These cubic dishes are a staple of Japanese tradition, used at events throughout the year. Elegant lacquerware is the norm, but we created a porcelain variant that can be used as tableware or as a storage container, giving it use in everyday life. We were told that using porcelain as a material for our cubic Ju-bako would be quite complicated. This is because clay has a tendency to bend and warp during the firing process, resulting in uneven walls of the cube. It is difficult to make several straight cubes out of porcelain. Another factor is the rattling sound caused by stacking boxes that have even the smallest imperfections. We were met by many problems in the beginning, but the cooperation and ingenuity of mould makers, clay makers and potters resulted in a proper cube with straight edges that makes only the faintest sound when stacked. The original ju-bako is a traditional Japanese dish, made from wood and lacquerware. By bringing the qualities of this dish to the porcelain, which can be used daily, we increased the scope of its use. This too is a dish that has brought traditional Japanese forms into contemporary life. We began with only white porcelain Ju-bako, but were able to increase its allure by applying traditional motifs using the inban printing technique.
* Boxs and lids are sold separately.
Finish: Gokushippo Blue
Size BOX S: Width 85mm Depth 85mm Height 43mm
Size LID S: Width 85mm Depth 85mm Height 5mm
Size BOX M: Width 130mm Depth 130mm Height 53mm
Size LID M: Width 130mm Depth 130mm Height 5mm
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ABOUT PORCELAIN - INBAN
lnban is a printing technique that has been in use since the mid-19th century. A sheet of paper that has the pattern printed onto it is put on unglazed porcelain. The print is then transferred onto the surface by rubbing it in with a wet brush. Because craftsmen do all the work by hand, misprinted patterns with gaps, or bleeding and broken lines, may occur. This results in the uniqueness of each item, and the uneven, handmade look of the print is what makes the In ban printing method fascinating. Although today this time-consuming technique is gradually disappearing from the porcelain industry, this products are still made by using this traditional method.
Porcelain 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.
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*The price that is shown is the price excluding VAT. Therefore, you will have to pay VAT and import duty later. The tax amount, VAT rate, and duty rate vary from about 5% to 20%, depending on the country.
Payment of duties
Import VAT, and other taxes associated with the importation of the purchased product will be communicated to you by the courier at customs clearance via email or on your registered telephone number. Depending on where you live, you may have to pay at the time of delivery to your address.
Estimated delivery time
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.
For large quantities we will contact you.
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