Nice plate for your table. (Hagi Ware)
W 12.8 cm x H 2.5 cm
In very good condition - never been used.
As you use it, the color and surface will change deeper and richer.
Hagi ware (Hagi-yaki) is a type of traditional Japanese pottery in Yamaguchi prefecture. Hagi ware is distinguished for its earthy texture. It is due to the type of the local clay used to create Hagi ware called Kuchi-tsuchi.
As you use it, the color of the glaze becomes darker. This is natural as the slightly porous surface absorbs the tea residues or sake through its tiny crackles, maturing over time. This color change is called “Nanabake” (Seven transformations), where people find the beauty and the importance of the flow of time.
This is one of the most beautiful part of Hagi ware, the pottery will look better and richer as you use it.