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.
Miyama's Tsudoi Collection - Smokey Mustard Octagon Basin
Meaning “gathering” in Japanese, Tsudoi is a collection of serving ware made by Miyama in collaboration with a renowned product designer, Rina Ono.
The four pieces in this collection are unique in their own right with different sizes and shapes, and are also intended to be enjoyed together as centerpieces at the dinner table. They interpret traditional Japanese designs into a retro-modern feel.
Tsudoi is a very special collection of serve ware that make excellent gifts for your loved ones and they come packed in a beautiful gift box.
Smokey Mustard Octagon Basin has a warm mustard yellow glaze with slight variances in tone across the entire body. This plate has an elegant geometrical design with raised rims. This is the most compactly-sized piece in the Tsudoi Collection and is ideal for a small shared dish or as an individual serving plate. Each piece has unique characteristics from the minerals used and from the firing process during production.
Cherish just one piece or complete the colleciton with all four designs. Find the other pieces in the Tsudoi Collection below:
- Size: 7" x 2" | 18 cm x 5 cm
- Weight: 1 lb 2 oz | 510 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.