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Ishizara (Stone Plate) Fish, Large

It is not clear why this type of plate is called ishizara (stone plate). One theory is that the glaze of the plate was made from powdered felspar, another theory is that the plate was heavy like a stone.

During the late Edo period (1780-1867), ishizara was an affordable casual tableware, and popular among urban dwelling commoners. Nowadays this type of plate is rarely made, but sometimes found at antique stores in Japan.

The charm of this plate is also in its warm yellow color, called kizeto and fish inscription. It's fun to use in order to serve stewed or grilled fish, as people in the 18th century did.

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It is not clear why this type of plate is called ishizara (stone plate). One theory is that the glaze of the plate was made from powdered felspar, another theory is that the plate was heavy like a stone.

During the late Edo period (1780-1867), ishizara was an affordable casual tableware, and popular among urban dwelling commoners. Nowadays this type of plate is rarely made, but sometimes found at antique stores in Japan.

The charm of this plate is also in its warm yellow color, called kizeto and fish inscription. It’s fun to use in order to serve stewed or grilled fish, as people in the 18th century did.

The Japanese say that good earthenware “grows.” This means that by use and over time brand new earthenware changes color gradually. This plate thus becomes a legacy you can “grow” and pass down to later generations.

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The same type of plates in smaller size.

This ishizara is made at Seto Hongyo Gama, a potters’ workshop which has been continuously producing high quality handmade pottery since around 1800. Read more about how pottery is made at Set Hongyo Gama from here.

An ishizara has a fine cracking pattern, called kannyu in Japanese. Kannyu is created by a different contraction rate between the clay and glaze as the pottery cools after being fired. In Japan, Kannyu is intentionally made as a visual pattern, and doesn’t affect the integrity of the pottery’s structure.

 

Diameter: 9-5/8″
Height: 1-1/2″
Weight: 1 lb 11.7 oz ~ 1 lb 11.8 oz (varies individually)

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Weight 42 oz
Dimensions 12 x 12 x 5.5 in

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