Japan has 4 seasons.
Now spring is here! Spring is full of hopes and fun such as school entrance ceremony, moving, new encounters, and new challenges. Let’s lighten your table with seasonal items and with this spiritual spring power!
We would like to show you "hiracle" Kutani Ware with sakura motif.
Hiracle is a Japanese brand that collaborates with traditional craft work industry and produces sakura motif items. We would like to show you sakura small plates collaborating with Kutani Ware, which is a traditional craft work in Ishikawa Prefecture. Those are individually handmade by professionals and good for gifts.
Sakura is very familiar to Japanese people, used for various occasions and scenes from literature, art, craft work to music. Also pickled sakura petals have been traditionally used in Japanese cuisine.
In Japan, sakura has been highly evaluated and recognized as something special since Samurai Era. In Bushido (Samurai chivalry), sakura is even adored for the way its petals fall gracefully and bravely, which they thought was how samurai should be. In addition, sakura trees have been used for architectures for their strength and durability.
Sakura is not only our spirit but also something essential in our life.
Sakura represents elegance and knowledge, but the biggest reason Japanese people love it is we get positive impression from it like “Upcoming spring = Good start”. Sakura always lighten up our mind and give us hopes. This is why the items with sakura motif are often used for celebration or weddings.
However, you can have them for daily use of course.
Hiracle sakura small plates can be used for putting soy sauce or even appetizer. Also, just putting the plates themselves even enrich your table at home parties.
They are microwave oven/dishwasher safe.
Hiracle products are as mentioned above individually handmade and each might be slightly different in shape and colors. However, including those differences, you can enjoy Japanese traditional craft works as well as seasonal atmosphere they bring you.
Have you heard about the Star Festival, called Tanabata? Tanabata is originally one of the looms that chosen girls used to weave kimono for God. Those kimono were laid for good harvest and cleansing. After Buddhism was brought to Japan, we have got Obon, "Japanese Halloween" where we welcome Gods and our ancestors'
Shichirin (earthen charcoal brazier) has been used to grill dried fish, mushrooms and vegetables since ancient times. Its main features are ceramic effect and radiant heating. These enables Shichirin to grill ingredients without losing moisture and flavor. We would like to show you "diatomaceous earth stove", which can slowly heats ingredients by infrared radiation to make them juicer and more flavorful. We will also show you how to use diatomaceous earth stoves.