How to look modern and stylish with traditional crafts? Hand-painted porcelain small plates are artisanal, traditional porcelain work YET clean and minimal that fits modern home style. Great tableware with a story when you have guests over. 


This is a HAND-PAINTED porcelain small plate of a NAWAL WHALE.


This 4" plate is great for side dishes, hors d'oeuvre, cocktail party, sweets for afternoon tea or your favoirte macaron.  Try the set of 4 different designs as a unique delicate gift for your special occasion. 


Japanese cuisine uses a lot of small plates call "mame sara", translates as "bean-size plates".  Recently, mame-sara has become popular with collectors as they can be organized into a large tray, each plate becomes a canvas for a miniature artwork.   Collectors would visit pottery town annually and snatch up new works by local artisans. 


KOUN KILN of Mikawachi

Artisan Takamitsu Imamura runs Koun Kiln and insists in handling every step of the process by himself, with the help of his wife.   When many porcelain producers evolve into using decal for cheaper and faster production, Mikawachi artisans strictly maintain the practice of hand-painting all of the work.  The delicate brush work and impeccable coloring skills is nothing compare to the souless motif decals.  


Own a piece of Mikawachi history, a piece of artisan's dedication. 

* Specification may varies due to the nature of hand-made product.  Each item is unique.



Read artisan story and history of this hidden town Mikawachi:




Dia 105mm x Height 20mm

Dia 4" x Height 0.78"

4 inch plate with NAWAL WHALE

  • Dia 105mm x Height 20mm

    Dia 4" x Height 0.78"

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