Hasami Porcelain FAQ

Salad, cheese, and bread in Hasami Porcelain plates and bowls on a table

What's the story of Hasami Porcelain? β–Ύ

Hasami Yaki (Hasami pottery) has a rich history dating back over 400 years to the Edo period in Japan. It originated in the town of Hasami in Nagasaki prefecture. The production process of Hasami Porcelain involves passing each product onto different Hasami craftsmen, with each artisan having a specialized role in the process. This style of labor organization has been passed down since the beginning of the Edo period to the present-day Hasami village. This enduring legacy of craftsmanship has made Hasami Yaki a unique and fascinating aspect of Japanese culture, distinguishing itself from other porcelain-producing regions. Read the Hasami Porcelain brand story.

What is the design philosophy behind Hasami Porcelain and how was it developed? β–Ύ

The designer behind Hasami Porcelain is Takuhiro Shinomoto, who has a background in furniture design and has lived in both Japan and the United States. His goal was to integrate modern tableware design while creating a collection that would suit all types of cuisine and eating styles, with a neutral and universal appeal. Shinomoto's vision is evident in the finished product, showcasing a harmonious blend of tradition and contemporary design.

The concept of modularity and functionality is another inspiration behind the design of Hasami Porcelain. Inspired by traditional Japanese jubako and oryoki, Shinomoto sought to create a collection that would encourage people to build personalized sets of tableware suited to their specific needs. The stackable nature of the pieces ensures storage efficiency and adds an element of visual harmony to any kitchen or dining area. The minimalist design features clean lines that allow the focus to remain on the food and the company, creating a timeless and elegant dining experience.

What makes Hasami Porcelain special? β–Ύ

Hasami Porcelain has a rich history dating back over 400 years and is produced in the town of Hasami, Nagasaki, Japan, using traditional Japanese manufacturing techniques to ensure an organic quality produced. The unique combination of porcelain and sandstone clay used in Hasami Porcelain creates a special texture and appearance. Hasami Porcelain also celebrates the beauty of imperfections and natural variations in materials, which showcase the organic quality of handmade craftsmanship. The unpredictable nature of the kiln adds to the charm and character of each piece. Additionally, its stacking nature makes Hasami Porcelain incredibly versatile and adaptable, making it a perfect fit for a wide range of cuisines and lifestyles.

Is Hasami Porcelain dishwasher safe and easy to care for? β–Ύ

Yes, Hasami Porcelain is easy to care for and is dishwasher safe. The tableware is durable and designed to be used in everyday situations, so it can withstand regular use and cleaning in a dishwasher. However, we recommend avoiding harsh detergents or abrasive materials, as these can cause damage to the surface of the porcelain over time. It's best to handle each piece with care, so it continues to provide long-lasting beauty and function. Read our Hasami Porcelain Care Guide for more details.