Hasami Wood Tray/Coaster/Lid, 3.3"
Designer: Hasami Country of Origin: Japan Materials: Ash Dimensions: 85 mm D x 21 mm H Why is it Special? Hasami Porcelain blends beautiful organic materials with a clean Japanese aesthetic. Hasami, Nagasaki is one of the foremost pottery districts in Japan. Porcelain was first made in the area almost 400 years ago, during the Edo Period, and was not only distributed all over Japan but also exported to Europe through the port of Nagasaki. The establishment of a mass production system at an early stage ensured reliability in quality and price, and its rich tradition kept alive. The size of Hasami porcelain products is based on a fixed module. Mugs, bowls, trays… all share the same diameter so they can be stacked freely, stored and transported easily. The inspiration behind the stacking mechanism, and the functionality of nesting, come from tiered boxes - traditional lacquer ware - used in Japanese cuisine. For Hasami, material is key. This seemingly simple wood tray has many uses, it fits the top of the Hasami mugs to create a lid, but can also be used as a coaster, and also fits under or over the small bowls, creamer and sugar dish. It is truly a multi-purpose product!