When I moved to Australia, I shared a kitchen with other Aussies,
then realised how few eating utensils are used in the house.
Plates – big and small.
A bowl for soup or serials.
A cup for tea of coffee.
Mmmm, what a simple tableware!
Easy for washing (especially auto plates washing machine)
but not quite satisfactory when trying to dish up Japanese food.
In Japanese cooking, even it is home style,
lots of different tableware is used.
It is normally NOT A ” one plate dish ”
Plates and bowls are one of the point to enjoy Japanese food.
So anyway, I decided to visit famous place for pottery and porcelain to find beautiful plates while I am traveling Japan.
Tajimi city & Toki city in Gifu are famous for Mino-yaki (Mino pottery), which didn’t have many influences from other countries. Gifu is so inside of Japan geographically, far from seaside.
He was very nice to us and explained a lot about pottery.
Temperature, methods, grazing, also kilning. It was very interesting.
Thank you very much, Mr. Kani!!
You need to look after the temperature (inside of kiln) all the time,
therefore once you start baking, you can’t sleep even taking turns.
What a hard work.