Tiny plates, Hasami porcelain, Japanese traditional crafts
Cute mamezara (tiny plates) collection of Hasami porcelain
- Our original set
- Exclusive gift box
- With Japanese description
- With English description
Mamezara collection of Hasami porcelain
Hasami porcelain has 400 years’ history. Hasami is one of the porcelain production places in Nagasaki prefecture in Japan.
Hasami porcelain is famous for its beautiful white porcelain and detailed paint with Gosu (deep blue glaze). Also, elegant openwork and meshwork make Hasami porcelain special.
The craftsman of Hasami porcelain uses Amakusa porcelain cray for crafts. Amakusa porcelain cray will change into hard and white porcelain when it is fired.
This mamezara collection have various forms; gourd, peach, dandelion, and more.
Skilled craftsmen in Hasami paint traditional pattern to each dish.
Mamezara of Azmaya
Azmaya is a Japanese modern goods and tableware brand. They visit crafts producing areas in Japan, and offer beautiful and polished dishes or miscellaneous goods. Azmaya was established in 1997. They state their concept as “products that customers can use and love for a long time, and crafts that do not compromise their technology and material.”
Here, let us introduce inban-mamezara and dobai-mamezara from Azmaya.
Inban is one of the printing skill from paper to porcelain. Craftsman wet the patterned “tensha-gami” (printing paper), and put it on to the unglazed pottery to print pattern. Since craftsman put and print one by one, all plates have each own face. That is one of the pleasant thing of handmade product.
Dobai-mamezara is more simple plate than Inban-mamezara. Instead of traditional pattern print on inban-mamezara, dobai-mamezara is glazed by unbleached white glaze. This simple tiny plates can fit to various kind of food as you like with their soft color.
Inban-mamezara and dobai-mamezara are both simple and soft design. The Arita porcelain of 1616/arita japan, is like modern and urbane lady. Compared with it, Azmaya offers tableware like well-bred and elegant lady.
The designs and forms of mamezara
As we introduced before, Azmaya offers two types of mamezara, inban-mamezara and dobai-mamezara. Both types have seven different forms. Peach, plum, sunflower, dandelion, mokkou (Japanese traditional crest), fan, and gourd.
Addictive to collect all
We need to tell you an important thing before you decide to purchase mamezara.
A mamezara may cause you addictive to collect other forms and color!!
Of course it is no problem that you collect all mamezara. It is not your sin, but the sin of cuteness and usefulness of mamezara.
We also offer a set of many forms of mamezara. It is up to you that you collect one by one or purchase a set of many forms.
Good for gift and present
Azmaya offers tableware and miscellaneous goods with Japanese traditional culture and modern design. Those products remind you the beauty of Japan and the origin of handmade.
Japan Design Store original gift set
In Japan Design Store, our buyer and staff make original gift sets with various items from various brands. You can find those stylish gift sets only in Japan Design Store! Please select our recommended sets.
Original gift sets are within our original gift boxes. Our original gift box has gentle ivory color like Japanese paper. A gold logo mark is on the box as an accent.
We have some more cute mamezara sets
Japan Design Store offers some more mamezara other than mamezara of Azmaya. “Inban-kozara of Azmaya” with Japanese traditional patterns, “KOMON series of KIHARA” with auspicious patterns, “Arita jewel of Floyd” like glittering jewels, or rare tin mamezara “Suzumaru / Suzukozara of Nousaku.” We have various suitable sets for gifts.
To use it long term
- All Inban-mamezara of Azmaya are handmade one by one. Traditional Inban skill produces different perspectives or expressions to each plate. Therefore, you can see overlap, shear, or blur of patterns. Those perspectives of plates are the only one in the world, one of the fascination of Inban-mamezara of Azmaya. Please get this product with this understanding. The perspectives do not have adverse effects to your use. Please be assured.
- * Microwave oven and dishwasher safe.
- * All the products are handmade by traditional craftsmen. Please enjoy different perspective of each product.
Putting name service
We cannot offer putting name service for all products. We appreciate your kind understanding.
[Handkerchief wrapping] Round Inban-mamezara
[Handkerchief wrapping] Various forms Dobai-mamezara
[Handkerchief wrapping] Various forms Inban-mamezara
[Set of 5] [Exclusive box] Round Inban-mamezara
[Set of 5] Various forms Inban-mamezara
[Set of 5] Various forms Dobai-mamezara
[Omotenashi set 5] Cute Komon
[Omotenashi set 4] Cute Komon
[Omotenashi set 5] Traditional motif
[Omotenashi set 4] Traditional motif