Updated: Aug 23, 2019
Do you know how many types of Japanese tableware are used?
More than 100 types. Wow!
Japan is the country that uses the most types of tableware in the world.
“From rice bowls and miso soup bowls to specialized dishes used only for certain dishes. The Japanese usually choose not only food ingredients and cooking methods, but also suitable tableware and design, etc. as appropriate in ordinary households..”
The photo shows the technique of "Chin-kin 沈金(Urushi lacquered gold)". Gold leaf is submerged in Urushi lacquer漆. The urushi lacquer is the plant lacquer peculiar to Japan and the oldest one of 10,000 years ago has been excavated. Japan has a unique tableware art since ancient times.