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Arita Cacomi Budou Grape Bowl

Arita Cacomi Budou Grape Bowl

Regular price $79.00 USD
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The Arita Cacomi Budou Grape Bowl by Shobido Honten is crafted from high-quality porcelain, featuring a captivating design of plump, cobalt blue grapes set against a crisp white background. The design is reminiscent of the classic Japanese "Kakiemon" style, known for its delicate brushwork and naturalistic motifs. The bowl's smooth, rounded form and scalloped rim add a touch of elegance, making it a pleasure to hold and behold.

Each bowl boasts a designated condiment rest nestled within its rim.  This clever feature keeps your flavorful additions, like soy sauce or sesame oil, neatly contained, preventing them from mingling with your soup. The bowl also features a discreet drainer built into its base.  This feature allows excess water to drain, even during dishwasher cycles, ensuring your bowl remains pristine. This feature also allows them to be stacked seamlessly.

Its generous size makes it perfect for serving various dishes, from rice and noodle bowls to soups and stews. The beautiful design also elevates it to the status of a decorative object. Displayed on a shelf or tabletop, the bowl will capture the eye and spark conversation with its timeless artistry and celebration of the natural world.

Detail

Size: W 6.2in x L 6.2in x H 2.3in / W 16cm x L 16cm x H 6cm
Material: Porcelain (Arita-Ware)

Care & Use

  • Dishwasher safe - however handwashing recommended
  • Microwave safe
  • Please note that using metal scrubs or abrasive detergents may damage the surface
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Convey Timeless Beauty via Arita-Ware

Arita-ware, originating from the town of Arita in Saga Prefecture, Japan, boasts a rich history that dates back to the early 17th century. Founded in around 1616, Arita became the first place in Japan to produce porcelain, drawing inspiration from Chinese Ming and Yuan dynasty ceramics. Under the patronage of the local feudal lord, Nabeshima Naoshige, skilled Korean potters were invited to Arita to share their expertise. The collaboration led to the establishment of a kiln in the area, marking the birth of Arita-ware. Over the centuries, Arita-ware has evolved stylistically, blending traditional craftsmanship with innovative designs, and continues to be celebrated globally for its fine porcelain and artistic excellence.

The legacy of Arita-ware is a testament to the enduring craftsmanship and artistic innovation that has characterized Japanese ceramics for centuries. From its humble beginnings in the small town of Arita to its widespread recognition as a symbol of Japanese culture and tradition, Arita-ware continues to captivate enthusiasts around the world with its timeless beauty and unparalleled quality.

Brand History

Hailing from the heart of Arita ware production in Saga Prefecture, Shobido Honten aims to serve as a company that aid in lessening the gap between tradition and contemporary life, embodying the very essence of Arita-ware's enduring legacy.  Their guiding principle, "timeless beauty," speaks volumes about their dedication to preserving the exquisite artistry and heritage of Arita-ware porcelain, while simultaneously ensuring its relevance for generations to come.

Unlike a traditional kiln manufacturer, Shobido Honten operates with a unique and insightful approach.  They function as a "production area trading company," serving as a bridge between the esteemed Arita-ware artisans and a global audience.  This meticulous approach involves carefully selecting the most skilled potters and external designers for each piece they curate.  By leveraging their discerning eye for aesthetics, Shobido Honten ensures a collection that captures the very essence of Arita-ware's vibrancy and artistry.  Each creation reflects not only the heritage of this esteemed tradition but also Shobido Honten's unwavering commitment to timeless beauty.  The result is a breathtaking collection of Arita-ware that transcends mere functionality, serving as cherished heirlooms and captivating works of art.