HIKARI square bowl White
Hikari is a series of very elegantly designed porcelain bowls with a completely flat bottom and steep sides. The overall lightness and elegant lines of the series give it an ethereal presence. The transparent glaze gives the porcelain a soft glow that shows the elegance that defines handmade porcelain. Neither based on western nor Eastern style tableware, the Hikari series is very versatile and fits any lifestyle and any type of dish.
W100xD100xH50 porcelain / white
Hasami City, Nagasaki Prefecture
Hasami porcelain has been part of the history of Japanese pottery for roughly 400 years.
In the beginning, ceramics were at the heart of the production, but with the discovery of the clay used to make porcelain in the 19th century, porcelain gradually became the main type of ware to be produced. White, celadon and underglaze cobalt blue porcelains are the staple of Hasami porcelain.
Hasami boasts the largest porcelain production in Japan, using the elegant, white Amakusa clay to create sophisticated dishes.
Surrounded by other leading names in Japanese pottery production, such as Arida, Imari and Mikawachi, Hasami continues to make dishes for everyday use.
It is no exaggeration to say that the Japanese dinner table, with its assortment of different ceramics, porcelain, lacquerware and glassware, has been influenced by the evolution of Hasami porcelain dishes.