Designed and made in Kyoto (Japan).
Hand-made and hand-painted small plates, featuring signature pattern of red dots on gold-color paint. Designed and made by Kyoto-based potter and artist Naoto Suzuki, 4th generation potter of Kiyomizu-yaki.
Use your table as a frame to these hand-made plates. A very Japanese feel, with a unique universal twist of fine artisanship.
The plates come in especially designed, Kyoto-made wooden boxes, called kiribako.
Instructions for use
These plates are very likely to be used on a Japanese table as serving plates (called "torizara" or "kozara" - see our article about Japanese tableware).
On a Western table, they are the perfect choice to serve bread, biscuits, small portions of dessert, dipping sauce and more.
Please read further details in the Care & Notes section below.
This item is part of the potter's signature series, which includes plates and sake vessels (tokuri) and cups (guinomi). Please visit the manufacturer's collection page for more ideas.
Wash immediately after use, and wipe with a soft dry cloth.
• This plate is designed for use with chopsticks. Do not use pointy or grinding cutlery on the plate. Hitting or grinding this item with the serrations of a steak knife or the prongs of a fork may damage its painted parts. Use of the side of a fork or a spoon, such as when cutting through a piece of cake, is not likely to cause any damage.
• This product is hand made and hand painted: differences between pieces may occur.
• Wash before the first use, with a non-abrasive detergent and a soft sponge. Wipe with a soft dry cloth. Do not scrub.
• Do not dishwash.
• Do not microwave.
• Do not leave immersed in water or other liquids for long times.
• This product may not be returned. Items that you receive broken will be reimbursed. Please read our return policy to know more.
• The items shown on this page come as a set. Single pieces are also available at KiGinKin, along with other items in the same series. Please check the manufacturer's collection page for more information.
• The kiribako box is traditionally made with very thin wood, and it is only intended for protection during shipping and storing. We will take the utmost care when placing the kiribako inside the shipping box; however, due to the delicate nature of a kiribako, it may crack before it reaches you. Please be aware that this is not considered a defect, and it won't result in a refund.
Naoto Suzuki is a fourth-generation potter based in Yamashina, Kyoto. Suzuki specializes in what is known as Kiyomizu-yaki, a type of pottery made in the area in Kyoto known as Kiyomizu-yaki Danchi. He is also an active player in one of Japan's highest-level art exhibitions, the Nitten, both as a regular exhibitor since 1996, and as a member of the council and jury.
Tableware by Suzuki is regularly used at WA Theater Restaurant in Sai Kung (Hong Kong.)
Naoto Suzuki is the grandson of world-class Japanese potter Osamu Suzuki, author of innovative Kiyomizu-yaki art from the early '900s.
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