Designed and made in Kyoto (Japan).
Hand-made and hand-painted small plate (12.5 cm/ ab. 5 in), 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 this hand-made plate. A very Japanese feel, with a unique universal twist of fine artisanship.
The plate comes in an especially designed, Kyoto-made wooden box, called kiribako.
This items is part of a line by the potter, called Kindami Enshō, which includes a sake flask, a sake cup, and a square luncheon plate. Check the full set on the potter's collection page or contact us if you would like to have an estimate to purchase the full set.
Instructions for use
This kind of tableware is very likely to be used on a Japanese table as a serving plate (called "torizara" or "kozara" - see our article about Japanese tableware).
On a Western table, it's 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.
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 item shown on this page comes as a single piece. Sets are also available on KiGinKin, along with other items in the same series. Please check the manufacturer's collection page for more information, or contact us to request an estimate for custom sets.
• 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 as long as the item itself is undamaged.
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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