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JAPAN SNOW by Arita Porcelain Lab

400 years of porcelain innovation in a palm-sized plate

Dining & Snacking Japanese Style

Meals in Japan are often served on an array of small dishes, each to present a single delicacy. IMARI Small Plates are typically used for soy sauce, hors d’oeuvres, pickles, and other culinary tidbits. They are also lovely pieces on which to serve nuts, sweets, cakes, cookies, etc.

Japan Snow

Referring to the whiteness of its tough porcelain, the IMARI Small Plate sets of the Japan Snow collection feature auspicious motifs of historical importance in the Far East together with genuine matte platinum.

Choose Prosperity, Longevity or both!

Prosperity Set

Four Small Plates for prosperity: Kara-kusa (foliage scrolls representing new life), Ocean Waves (endlessly beautiful), Young Bamboo (flexible), and Net (never-ending).

Lift your sushi choices out of the ‘Cuisine Box’ and place them on the ‘Side Plate’. When you’re ready to eat, dab your sushi in a little wasabi (Japanese green mustard) dissolved in soy sauce served on a ‘Small Plate’. Savor the delicate flavors while admiring the craftsmanship and sheer beauty of historically correct porcelain pieces with an up-to-date edge.

Japan Snow by Arita Porcelain Lab

To suit modern sensibilities, Satoru Matsumoto (7th generation proprietor of the historic Yazaemon Kiln) envisioned a chic, more durable collection of Arita-yaki (IMARI) porcelain with cool color combinations based on traditional patterns. The natural matte white porcelain of the dish, 1.5 times more dense than usual, is combined with traditional auspicious designs finished in genuine matte platinum. Maintaining the high quality of the kiln’s heritage, the ‘Small Plate’ sets have a cool elegance perfect for the tasteful interiors of 21st century homes.

Arita-yaki (IMARI) Porcelain

Arita-yaki was Japan’s very first porcelain. Originating in the town of Arita on the southern island of Kyushu, Korean potters first discovered kaolin there in 1616. Techniques were developed and refined to produce porcelain ware with a uniquely Japanese flavor. The industry grew to become world famous and continues to be fired in the Arita area.

Yazaemon Kiln

Founded in 1804 by one Yazaemon Matsumoto, the Yazaemon Kiln (as it came to be known) has specialized in creating the elaborate gold painted designs on white porcelain, for which IMARI (Arita-yaki) is world famous. Though export of Yazaemon IMARI ceased during the Meiji Period (1868-1912), it has resumed in recent years with Gold IMARI pieces being well received both domestically and overseas. Under the current proprietor’s leadership, the Yazaemon Kiln has become the country's largest producer of Arita-yaki porcelain, and is known in Japan for its museum quality pieces.

Early IMARI Exports

Beginning in 1650, Arita-yaki porcelain was exported through the Dutch West India Company from the port of Imari, and hence became known as IMARI. Enjoyed throughout much of Europe, the most famous of IMARI’s many patrons was Augustus II (Elector of Saxony / King of Poland). Admiring the pieces so much, indeed believing they were equal in value to silver and gold, he ordered alchemist Johann Friedrich Bottger to produce pieces in Germany. Marking the origins of Meissen porcelain, after much trial and error by his predecessor, Bottger finally succeeded.

Product Details

Selling Agency Japan
Specification

Specifications

Prosperity

  • Design: Kara-kusa, Ocean Waves, Young Bamboo, Net
  • Dimensions: φ105 x H20mm
  • Weight: 70g each

Note: Not microwave safe

All the products handling in ALEXCIOUS are the genuine products from the original makers.

Set of 4, IMARI Small Plate

SKU: T1-A005-J001-05-01

ARITA PORCELAIN LAB

¥ 14,500
In other currencies $ 130.72 USD

Shipping Fee

¥ 2,900
Gift wrapping available
  • Prosperity

    T1-A005-J001-05-01

    ¥ 14,500
    Domestic: Delivery in 6-7 business days.
    Overseas: It takes a few more days.

Contact us

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  • Inquiry Form(We'll reply within 24 hours)
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Guide for Ordering Procedures

Order Procedures

  1. 1
    Placing an Order

    Orders can be made anytime.

  2. 2
    Confirmation Mail

    An automated mail will be delivered from ALEXCIOUS after an order has been placed.

  3. 3
    Approximate Shipping Date Mail

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  4. 4
    Shipment Confirmation Mail

    A confirmation mail will be sent with the voucher number that indicates that the product has been shipped.

  5. 5
    Arrival of the Product

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Delivery and Wrapping

Shipping Method Delivery within Japan: Sagawa Express, Delivery Overseas: Express Mail Service (EMS) via the Japan Post Service
Shipping Fee
Japan:
¥ 600
Overseas:
Estimated Delivery Date
Japan:
Domestic delivery usually takes 1-3 days after the order is shipped.
Overseas:
For international delivery, delivery time can be estimated based on that of EMS (International Express Mail Service) once the order is shipped.Check the delivery time here.
Ship from Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Track
Japan:
Sagawa Express Tracking Info Site
Overseas:
EMS Tracking Info Site
Insurance Included
Wrapping Message card (+ 50JPY / texts can be personalized) and gift wrapping (+ 450JPY) options are available. (Gift wrapping materials may be different from the image due to the size or shape of the product.)

Payment Method

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(2) ATM (no handling fees)
(3) Convenience stores (no handling fees)
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(4) Online banking (no handling fees)
(5) PayPal (no handling fees)
PayPal
(6) Cash-on-delivery (COD)

(For domestic shipping and wristwatch purchases only)
For those who would like to pay via cash-on-delivery (COD), please select the ATM option. Then, please specify the COD option and the desired date of delivery (excluding weekends, the date can be no sooner than 4 days after the order) on the information form below. Cash-on-delivery Option/ Service Fees

Less than JPY 10,000
JPY 300
JPY 10,000 or above ~ less than JPY 30,000
JPY 400
JPY 30,000 or above ~ less than JPY 100,000
JPY 600
JPY 100,000 or above ~ less than JPY 300,000
JPY 1000
Customers outside Japan
(5) PayPal (no handling fees)
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