THE I Rice Bowl ( Arita / Shimizu / Masuko / Seto)
THE Rice Bowl
THE rice bowl is a rice bowl which pursues the shape that is easy to fit into the human hand and easy to hold.
Generally, the ratio of the forefinger to thumb (tip to base) length ratio is just 2: 1, and this ratio does not change regardless of the angle of the hand.
In recent years, various shapes of rice bowl has been designed, and various shapes of tea bowls have been increasing, but 12cm = 4 inch rice bowl is still the scale that suits human hands. The "THE rice bowl" is made as a reproduction of "the original form of the rice bowl that has been lost for a long time, but has been made for a long time ago".It was also a rediscovery of the original atmosphere that was being lost by various designs, which is "the shape created from the hand".
This time, this bowl of the same shape in five different production areas. With the cooperation of Arita (Saga Prefecture), Shimizu (Kyoto Prefecture), Shigaraki (Shiga Prefecture), Seto (Aichi Prefecture), Mashiko (Tochigi), which are famous producing areas of Japanese ceramics, in cooperation with soil, glaze, finish, etc. All in “white” finish to enjoy the raw features of each production area. It is a rice bowl where you can enjoy the five different expressions of Japanese pottery, as well collecting the pottery from different production areas.
※ The characteristics of each production area are lied on the finish that can be expressed expressively, depending on the heat and place in the kiln, season and time, none will be baked exactly the same.