The Tradition Collection

A premium collection from Bento&co unlike any before, we’ve handpicked a selection of gorgeous Japanese antique tableware from Kyoto that will allow you to experience the beauty of traditional Japan in your own home. Whether displayed in your house, or, as we would recommend, enjoyed in your daily life, these one-of-a-kind treasures will transport you to a Japan of long ago.

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Meiji-era (1897) Kutaniyaki Small Plate | Tsuru 1

Meiji-era (1897) Kutaniyaki Small Plate | Tsuru 1

Regular price $ 63.75 USD
Regular price $ 75.00 USD Sale price $ 63.75 USD
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This lovely small plate from the Meiji Era features Kutani-yaki’s characteristic striking use of color and focus on the beauty of nature.

Depicts 5 meticulously hand painted Tsuru (crane) in a dramatic moment of flight, with gold flecked accents. Tsuru were traditionally considered a sacred bird in Japan, as their piercing cry was said to reach the heavens, connecting humans with gods. They symbolize longevity based on the Japanese saying that tsuru live for 1000 years.

This size plate (mamezara) is traditionally used to for serving soy sauce for sushi, garnishes for soba, or for serving snacks for drinking. 

Details & Care:

  • Date: 1897
  • Dimensions: About 9cm
  • As this is a handmade antique item, there are some minor imperfections, but otherwise in great condition.
  • Hand wash only.
  • Do not microwave.
  • Final Sale (not eligible for returns or exchanges)
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Bento&co is officially licensed by Kyoto prefecture to sell antiques. License number: 611242230009

A piece of living history

Selected by one of Kyoto's top antique dealers
Ships Free from Kyoto, Japan (Tracked and Insured)
Guaranteed one-of-a-kind antique.

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