How to choose Japanese tableware that won't be too bitter and 23 recommended utensils

Hello. This is Taki from the Uchiru Pottery City Editorial Department, which you can enjoy at home.

Japanese tableware is characterized by the rich expression of the earth and its simple, deep colors.

What is unique about Japanese tableware is that it makes you feel warm and calm. Coordination that skillfully incorporates classic and retro items into daily life and fashion is wonderful.

I admire dining tables that take advantage of the elegant charm of Japanese tableware and create a space where the food can stand out.

However, there are many Japanese tableware that utilize natural materials and ancient aesthetics that have been used since ancient times, and even if you decide to try it out, you might be afraid that it will end up looking bland and bland. You may be worried that it will end up with an old-fashioned and bland atmosphere.

However, once you get the hang of it, there are many that go well with other pottery, and are actually reliable.

We will introduce tips and recommended utensils for creating a natural and stylish look while using Japanese tableware.

The white tableware should have a soft feel

An easy point to incorporate is to choose a white that has a natural and gentle texture rather than a white that looks like it has been bleached.

For example, a powdered container. Konahiki is characterized by its deep flavor even among white varieties. If you let a hint of the earthy color shine through, it will create a great atmosphere for your dining table.

It's a good idea to choose a color that appeals to you and that you honestly like because it's a simple color that can't be fooled.

Mino ware chrysanthemum 7-inch plate white porcelain


At first glance, the flower-shaped pottery will make you think, ``It's cute!'' The plump edges make it feel like small chrysanthemum petals, making it even cuter. Thanks to the gentle colors, you can feel the comfort of an adult.

Recommended for those who want to have simple white pottery, but also want to incorporate something cute. You can rest assured that it is durable and easy to handle.

Tetsusan oval rim plate pottery Furuya Seisho


The natural color of Furuya Seisho's deep oval bowl makes its simple and easy-to-use form even more appealing. A glossy texture, a matte and rough texture, and a gentle color transition between white and earthy tones.

If you continue to use it with care, you can enjoy the change in its expression. It's sure to be a hit with noodles, rice, and of course as a side dish. If you keep a complete set of these utensils, you can rely on them.

Mino ware powdered rice bowl pottery

The rice bowl is one of the representative Japanese tableware. The shaving patterns created one by one with a planer give you a sense of the expression and texture of the vessel.

In addition to being used as a rice bowl, you can also use it as a soup bowl, serve'll want to use it for all sorts of occasions.

The gentle ivory color blends seamlessly into both a leisurely morning and a lively dinner table.

Inka Choco Free Cup White Ceramic Kenichi Muso


The unique warm white color is achieved by applying white makeup to the red clay and applying glaze.

The flower motifs that cover the sides are hand-stamped, adding a touch of loveliness to the natural expression of the pottery.

In addition to soba choko, it is a convenient shape that can be used to suit various lifestyles, such as soup or coffee cups, snacks, etc.

A pottery that allows you to feel the expression of earthen objects

Japanese tableware allows you to feel the lively warmth of the earth. Even if there are no patterns or designs, the colors that nature creates are simple, gentle, and truly colorful.

If you want to enjoy coordinating your items, you should definitely choose a pottery that takes care of the expression of earthenware.

If you choose earthen colors for your pottery, you won't have to worry too much about color compatibility. The naturally derived colors are not too overpowering, and they bring out the colors of the plates and the ingredients.

Block cut bowl Moegi pottery Yutaka Ito


You can enjoy each bowl's unique flavor due to subtle differences in the soil and firing method. The nostalgic appearance of the moegi color will warm your heart, and you will be drawn to the wonderful design of the carvings on the outside that give it a retro and modern feel.

A thoughtful container that gently captures and enhances the ingredients. It is an easy-to-use size that is perfect for two people's side dishes.

Ring flower plate, large pottery, Ryoko Kasahara


The semi-matte gray with a hint of green is not only sophisticated, but also warm. Although it is gorgeous and large, it is somehow calm and elegantly put together. It has a slightly deeper shape that is safe for juicy dishes.

When you gently pick it up, you can see the glossy brown glaze on the back, giving it an even more luxurious feel. These utensils are carefully designed to reflect the time spent around the dining table.

Conformal plate, feldspar glaze, pottery, Kosuke Teramura


Teramura's works are made using natural materials found around us, such as apple and pear tree ash. Much of the work is done using soil that is close to the original soil, and if you look closely, you can almost feel the natural elements of Mashiko, such as stones, water, and fallen leaves. The longer you use it, the more you'll become comfortable with it.

Oval plate medium straw ash pottery Rie Shoji


This container has a painting-like appearance, with dark brown and yellow layers folded together. The penetrating cracks add even more depth. Like hand-drawn pictures, no two pieces are the same, so the color gradation when stacked is also very emotional.

Shoji's Wara Ash series of pottery does not change much over time, so you can enjoy the same color for a long time. The easy-to-use shape is also attractive and will likely come in handy a lot.

Incorporate dyeing in a simple manner

Sometsuke is the process of adding color to a vessel using a pigment called gosu.

Some people may think that this is a widely known technique for making Japanese tableware, and that it will be too bitter.

However, the indigo color applied to the beautiful and smooth background is very smart and elegant, and has a unique hand-painted feel.

Depending on how you incorporate Japanese motifs, you can create a retro-modern mood. The subtractive design allows you to enjoy a smooth and smart dining table.

Shinogi 7-inch plate, dyed rust flower joint, porcelain, Koyo kiln, Arita ware


This porcelain has beautiful shades of indigo due to the shinogi applied to the edges. The fluffy borders of flowers are reminiscent of early spring in Scandinavia. It makes you feel warm and cheerful while being familiar with your daily life.

The design is created with modern lifestyles in mind while firmly inheriting the charm of traditional Arita ware.

Minori quince bowl, dyed border, porcelain, Koyo kiln, Arita ware


Arita ware pottery shaped like a quince, one of the auspicious crests. It's the perfect size for serving side dishes and fruits. Although the pottery has a simple impression, the dyed edges along the shape are neither too excessive nor too lacking, creating an exquisite sense of balance.

The design conveys the artist's good taste, and its main feature is that it is stain-resistant, lightweight, and durable, making it easy to use on a daily basis.

Three chrysanthemum arabesque pattern 5-inch pot pottery Aki Murata Mashiko ware


A 5-inch ceramic pot with a chrysanthemum and arabesque pattern on it that has a soft presence that seems to gently accompany everyday life. There is a matching dyed pattern on the sides, so it looks great from any angle! When I put side dishes in a bowl, when I put them in a cupboard, when I hand them over...I'm happy when I suddenly catch a glimpse of the pattern.

Refreshing and cute, with a Japanese atmosphere and a bit of modernity. It is a luxurious bowl that allows you to enjoy all its charms with every bite.

Tips for choosing colors that are not too harsh

When thinking about coordinating with Japanese tableware, you want to keep the Japanese flavor as important, but are you worried about giving it an old-fashioned feel? Are you worried about this?

In such a case, it may be a good idea to choose a pottery with a bright yet muted tone to match with Japanese cuisine.

We especially recommend delicate colors with nuances, such as bluish gray.

The colors created by the artist are full of taste and style.

Lapied glaze 7-inch plate pottery Furuya Seisho


The lapis lazuli glaze is eye-catching and reminds you of a quiet night or the mysterious sea. The fine golden spots look like lapis lazuli. Just like a picture frame that enhances the dignity of a painting, it also makes the ingredients look attractive.

Of course, Utsuwa is perfect for Japanese ingredients. The 3-tiered line on the three-dimensional edge gives it a bit of a special feel, and it can be used as a seating area for entertaining without being too pretentious.

Oval M Blue Semi-Porcelain Togetsu Kiln Masahiro Kubo


An oval plate with a refreshing light blue color that gives a fresh impression. The soft texture of each piece made by hand makes the color even more vibrant.

The brown glaze smudges around the edges to maintain balance, tightening the whole thing and giving it a mature impression. This is a fun and stylish piece of work. It's also nice that these utensils are microwave safe and dishwasher safe.

Octagonal plate Thin pottery Yoshiko Hirasawa


A unique colored pottery that gives you a refreshing feeling of light color and a warm feeling that feels moist in your hands. The contrast between the octagonal part on the outside and the smooth curves on the inside of the vessel is indescribably wonderful. Although it is modest, it has a presence that gently adds flowers to the dining table.

You don't have to choose the ingredients to serve, so it's recommended for those who want a pottery that will be a focal point of their coordination, but don't feel comfortable trying out something flashy.

Try changing the soup bowl

I want to have hot soup every day. There are many people who think so.

There are many soup bowls available, so it's worth looking for your favorite one.

The warmth of the ingredients gradually passing through the soup bowl will make you feel relieved and rich. Why not try searching for your favorite item?

Soup bowls have come in a variety of shapes and colors in recent years, so it's easy to find one that goes well with other utensils or one that will accent your outfit.

Shirasagi Bowl M Natural Sakura Shirasagi Woodworking


The soup bowls of Shirasagi Woodworking, which has been making wooden vessels for three generations, have a round, plump design that makes them easy to hold.

This soup bowl is made from domestic cherry wood, and each piece is carefully crafted using a method called ``Tategi'' to create a beautiful wood grain. Its natural texture goes well with other pottery and won't interfere with your coordination.

Echizen lacquered soup bowl, vermilion, Matsuya Shikki Store

The biggest advantage of this lacquer bowl is that even though it is lacquered, it can be used in a household dishwasher and dryer thanks to a unique manufacturing method. Since you use your soup bowl every day, you'll want to take care of it as well.

The lacquer is made of high-quality black-eye lacquer with no oil content, and the gloss is matte, with a calm and elegant fineness, resulting in a very high-quality finish.

Shirasagi Bowl S Children's Bowl Jet Black Shirasagi Woodwork


A small whitebait bowl for children. The inside of the bowl is carved a little thicker, and the weight of the bowl itself makes it less likely to spill. Lacquer is applied using a technique called ``wiping lacquer,'' which involves repeating the process of applying lacquer and wiping, allowing the lacquer to soak into the wood.

If the shape of the bowl is beautiful and easy to use, you will naturally learn to make beautiful movements.

Uchida colored lacquer bowl yellow Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten


This brightly colored soup bowl was created through a collaboration between Urushirindo, which has been making Echizen lacquerware for 200 years in Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture, and Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten, which offers high-quality daily necessities. By narrowing down the lacquering process, which is applied many times, to just enough times for daily use, we have made it affordable.

The bowl is made from plain wood and coated with colored lacquer and wipe lacquer, making it durable and long-lasting. The transparent yet vivid colors are very impressive.

I want to incorporate folk art vessels

Mingei vessels are found not only in Japan but all over the world, and you can feel the climate of each region.

Yachimun, which has a heavy and calm image, and Ontayaki and Koishiwara ware, which have an impressive nostalgic yet modern atmosphere. The vessels are truly expressive, such as traditional European slipwear made with calculation and chance.

If you choose a universal design that is not influenced by trends, it will blend well with other utensils and you can enjoy it for a long time.

7 size plate ring pottery clay workshop pottery thread Yachimun


Yachimun exudes the generosity and brightness of Okinawa. This earthenware pottery has a lovely and dynamic feel, as if the blue and amber colors are dancing in a circle.

The dynamic pattern drawn along the edge has the charm of a single painting, while brightening up your dishes. If you incorporate it into the main pot, the table will look gorgeous.

7-inch plate Tobikanna pottery Koishiwara ware


Koishiwara ware is known for its distinctive patterns such as brush marks, flying planes, and comb drawings. This was made using the traditional technique of decorating using a unique tool called tobikanna. It's amazing how the ingredients come to life when you plate them! It has a rustic yet modern look.

It is easy to use and durable, so it is safe for those who are looking for something for everyday use. You'll also want to use it for entertaining.

Slipware Curry Plate Ceramic Shunichiro Yanase


The curry plates created by Mr. Yanase go perfectly with all types of curry, including Japanese, Western, Chinese, and ethnic cuisines, as well as all kinds of curries from all over the world. The deep colors are cool and tasteful, and will add to the atmosphere of your dining table.

A technique is used to decorate the surface of a container called slipware with creamy clay and then bake it, so each piece has a different pattern.

Accent with carefully selected form

If you're worried about looking too simple and looking too bland, choosing something with a bold pattern or shape will add interest to your dining table coordination.

Also, even if the shape is simple and standard, a pottery with a unique shape will not stand out too much and will blend in with any occasion.

When choosing pottery with traditional shapes and Japanese motifs, choosing one with particular attention to color and texture will create a unique and sophisticated atmosphere.

Mino ware motif small quince plate candy pottery


The texture is idyllic, created using the cloth grain technique on the rough clay surface. It is coated with a slightly greenish candy-colored glaze, and the texture of the skin that is slightly visible and the intrusions that penetrate it are beautiful. The shape of the quince resembles a flower blooming gently on the dining table.

It is a convenient size to have one set that can hold soy sauce plates, condiments, and small side dishes. You can rest assured that it goes well with other pottery.

Mokumon square plate, earth ash, long angle, porcelain arbor


A slightly bluish white long rectangular plate made from natural pottery stone from the Amakusa region of Kumamoto Prefecture. It is finished using a technique called ``sumikiri,'' which removes the corners of square plates. Square plates tend to have a hard look, but by cutting the corners, you can create a softer look and make them easier to use.

This tableware has the appearance of an antique that has been around for many years, and the quality of the material is still alive.


Even though it is called Japanese tableware, we have introduced Japanese tableware that is expressive and not too harsh, and is recommended for any coordination. All of them have the texture of nature and the warmth of handiwork.

In addition to the original charm of Japanese tableware, the utensils are carefully crafted to fit in well with modern lifestyles.

If you use it for your daily dining table or for entertaining, it will become an attractive dining table that will attract everyone's attention. Please enjoy your dining table with Japanese tableware.

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