- MINO-Yaki 美濃焼 -
A single dish like a painting palette draws a lots of idea.
"Isola" means "island" in Italian. This unique 13 x 9 cm square plate has three different spaces in different proportions by adding two cutouts. The three "islands" are small free spaces, and they are functionally useful as a single plate to place sauces, seasonings, butter, chopsticks, spoons, etc. together. The "isola" palette plate designed to arouse the imagination of the user is incredibly versatile, for Japanese food, Western food, it suits any dishes. And the fact that they can be neatly stacked makes them ideal for everyday use.
The unique and modern plate "isola" are manufactured in the traditional region of Mino ware, and has won the Japan Good Design Award in 2010. Now available small size in 3 colors - basic white, Minoyaki Oribe green, and candy brown - on wafuu-honpo online shop. The small size makes it attractive enough on aside of main dish!
about material : white porcelain with shiny glaze
MIYAMA's products are made from white porcelain clay which contains high percentage of glassy material, firing at a temperature of 1250 degrees Celsius (oxidation) or 1350 degrees Celsius (redox). Therefore, the clay material itself is vitrified. Not only the white and translucent appearance, but also the structure is solid itself and the surface is smooth. They can be used cleanly for a long time.
Same as white porcelain clay, the glaze contains high percentage of glass material, they do redox firing at a high temperature of 1250 ~ 1350 degrees Celsius (depending on color) until both clay and glaze sinter. The clay and glaze get harmonized, vitrified and create translucent luster on its surface, and it becomes an easy-to-wash and stain-resistant material at the same time.
Modern designed pallet plate with 3 compartments of different sizes for different foods. Suitable for a small dessert, soy sauce, olive oil, butter, spices, antipasti, and also as a chopstick rest.
Modern designter Palettenteller mit 3 Fächer unterschiedlicher Größe für verschiedene Lebensmittel. Für einen kleinen Nachtisch, Sojasoße, Olivenöl, Butter, Gewürz, Antipasti, und als Essstäbchenablage geeignet.
【variation / Variation】 white / oribe-green / ame-brown
【size / Maße (ca.)】 L. 13 cm × B. 9 cm x H. 1,6 cm, 145 g
【material / Material】 porcelain / Porzellan
【origin / Herkunft】 Mino (Gifu), Japan
【designer】 Nobuko Kawabata
*microwave oven: safe, dishwasher: safe
* Spülmaschinengeeignet, Mikrowellengeeignet
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Mino-yaki is produced in the Mizunami, Tajimi, Toki, and Kani regions of Gifu prefecture with a 1300-year history. Mino ware accounts for over 50 percent of Japanese ceramics now.
As “the way of tea” gained popularity about 400 years ago, craftsmen in Mino began producing artistic tea utensils. Shino 志野 (white and textured), Kizeto 黄瀬戸 (yellow ocher), Oribe 織部 (green pattern over light gray base) and Setoguro 瀬戸黒 (black) are representative of these crafts. Now, 15 types of Mino ware are government-recognized traditional crafts of Japan.
Nowadays, there are many manufacturers of Mino ware, with factories producing large numbers of these fine ceramics. A side variety of ceramics, including tableware, tiles, and tools are produced by inheriting the techniques of the past and being challenged to create new technologies for the future. Mino ware’s long history and high quality makes it a prime example of Japanese ceramics and an excellent addition to any collection.
All items shown on this page are produced by Miyama Co., Ltd., who has continued to challenge themselves to new manufacturing, utilizing their “white porcelain firing technology” and “high molding technique” accumulated in Mino area. More manufacturer introduction, you can find at the end of this page.
MIYAMA Co., Ltd. was founded in 1977, in the Mino-yaki production area of Mizunami City in Gifu Prefecture.
Using a technique called “casting” (a technique in which mud white porcelain earth is cast into a plaster mold. The technique involves many people’s skill in creating tableware.), their products are created. They utilize their extensive experience, skill, and technology to create a modern Japanese style for contemporary life.
“Beautifully finished material”
Finishing material beautifully. For white porcelain, it is important to draw its original whiteness, which will lead us to improve its quality as well. Miyama’s white porcelain is created by firing porcelain clay which is rich in glass component at 1340 -1350degrees. By firing in a high-temperature oven, the clay and glaze get harmonized, vitrified and create translucent luster on its surface, and it becomes an easy-to-wash and stain-resistant material at the same time. It will grow to be more functional and aesthetically pleasing through this process. Tableware with the beauty of utility.