Miyama as a company dates back to 1977, but the traditions they employ are steeped in local history. Mizunami City in Gifu Prefecture, where they are located, was considered the global number one producer of porcelain for a good part of the twentieth century. They take pride in their implementation of technology in conjunction with their more traditional approaches and are committed to continuing to grow as the industry develops and changes.
Miyama uses unique molds and methods of crafting their tableware, but one of the most key factors is the high temperature kiln that they use to fire the pieces. By firing in a high temperature kiln, the porcelain clay and the glaze are harmonized and vitrified, creating an unmistakable luster and providing a stain-resistant, easy-to-clean surface; a perfect marriage of beauty and functionality.
Mino-yaki earthenware is specialty pottery produced in the Mino Region (around current Toki City) of Gifu prefecture which began in the 7th century. Mino-yaki continues to adapt to modern lifestyles while preserving its history and tradition. One of the signature characteristics of Mino-yaki earthenware is its diversity. Mino-yaki does not adhere to a single form, as it has over 15 registered types of traditional handicraft in Japan.
En Blue Two Tone Donburi Bowl
The En Blue Two Tone Donburi Bowl is a prime example of the delicate beauty that Miyama embodies in its porcelain tableware. With a smooth and lustrous finish, the gradient blue creates a soft contrast with the signature white, inspired by white clouds on a blue sky. This coloration is achieved using a highly skilled technique called "some-gosu" where the artisan hand applies the pigment with a brush. At the time of application the pigment is a deep brown or black, but upon firing it takes on this softer azure lustrous tone. Each piece will have unique distinguishing characteristics because of this process. The lip of the bowl fans outwards and it features a slightly ovular shape lending it a certain curiosity. The size is large enough that it could be used either as a serving bowl or as an individual donburi. Bring a bit of Gifu’s elegant porcelainware to your table with this exquisite bowl.
- Size: 7.5" x 3" | 18.5 cm x 8 cm high
- Weight: 16 oz | 465 g
Origin: Gifu, Japan
Usage and Care
This product is not microwave-safe. Do not set the product on any other direct heat.
- Hand wash only. Make sure to dry completely before storing. This product is not dishwasher safe.
- Food should not be stored in the product, as the porcelain could absorb the moisture and smell of the contents over time.
- Avoid any sharp temperature change on the product, as it could cause cracking.
- Do not freeze the product, as it might crack.