益子焼 Yoshizawa kiln 12 Birth-month flowers gray deep plate ( Cracked/Cracked Glaze)

$42.00 USD

Designer piece.

A deep plate with large and wide rim designed with the 12 birth month flowers of the year. These are the flowers exist in real life.

Mr. Nariyoshi from design department drew the flowers on the vessel, and it is a wonderful drawing that will make you sigh. Delicate and somewhat nostalgic, the tasteful atmosphere like an illusion in an old foreign book. The whole Yoshizawa kiln were filled with anticipation of how these lovely flowers would turn out.

The glaze applied to the white clay base is called "Pearl stone gray". It is a rich color that has a pearl-like luster, but at the same time, it has the strength of a stone with shadows created by fine unevenness, showing a deep and complex expression.

Because of it's depth, it seems to be a versatile vessel that can be used for various purposes, such as a juicy side dish or a salad plate. You can enjoy eating and talking while looking for the birth flowers of the people around the dining table, or just look for it even if you don't ( have to )know what the flower of your birth month is. 

It would be a great gift for people who loves flowers.

Narcissus for January; Margaret for February; Tulip for March, Gypsophila for April, Carnation for May; Rose for June; Lisianthus for July; Sunflower for August; Dahila for September, Gerbera for October; Bouvardia for November; Cattleya for December.

* Please be noted- You can see cracks that form between the glaze and the substrate throughout. You can see glaze flow, unevenness, and pooling throughout. In areas where the glaze is thin, you can see the base color. There are some that have a lot of "penetration" on the back side as well as the surface. There are some places where the vessels are rubbed against each other and become white, but it will disappear as you use it. You can also see some parts that are bluish. There are tool marks left on the bottom, and there are things that are colored black. Please note that it will be shipped entrusted to you.

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  • Diam: Outside 21.5~22cm; inner 8cm;  H: 3~3.5cm ( There may be 5mm~1cm difference in measurement due to handmade)
  • Made in Japan
  • Hand made

Care instruction

  • Microwave safe
  • Dishwasher safe


The pottery of Yoshizawa Kiln is all handmade, it is not recommended for those who prefer neatly arranged pottery. Even if they are made the same thing, they are all different in size, shape and color.

You can see fine iron dots, blue dots, unevenness, and small holes in the handmade vessels. There are individual differences on the pattern of the edges. You can feel the unevenness, pooling, and flow of the glaze on some pieces. Some of the bottoms have swirly wavy lines.

Be careful when using a metal spoon! Light colored dishes such as white and gray, may leave traces called “metal marks” when rubbed strongly with a metal spoon. This is because metal is weaker than pottery, and fine pieces of metal chipped off due to friction enter the cracks of the pottery and remain.

Vessel Usage and Maintenance

About the brand

One of the most hot and famous kilns in Japan nowadays. All products are hand made so the wait time is always long. The kiln has many hundreds of products. Welcomed by female buyers, the stores  of the kiln always have a long line whenever new products are released. 


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