Aderia Retro Mini Plates

1970s-style vintage serveware set

Nowadays, Tokyo is all about artisanal coffee shops, baristas trained in Italy, and single origin beans, but this new coffee culture is standing on the shoulders of the kissaten, the coffeehouses of the postwar period with their plain machine-brewed coffee, donuts, omelet sandwiches, and ice-cream sodas. That all came on serveware from Aderia/Ishizuka, a glassware maker from Gifu Prefecture that defined Japan's style in the 1970s with the design of its glasses and plates. Some of which you will find in the Aderia Retro Mini Plates set!

The Aderia Retro Mini Plates set contains four small plates (11 cm or 4.3" in diameter), each featuring one of Aderia's most popular vintage designs from the 1970s. Three of them are the company's standard floral designs, including its greatest hit, the orange and yellow Alice, while the fourth is its humorous Zoo-mate design featuring a manga-style sleepy leopard. Recreate the atmosphere of a 1970s Tokyo coffeehouse and, if you read Japanese, try your hand at some of the recipes included in the 16-page booklet that comes with these beautiful plates.

Specs and Features:

  • Contains 4 plates
  • Designs: Alice, Nobana, Zoo-mate, Korek
  • Plate diameter: 11 cm (4.3")
  • Comes with B5-size 16-page recipe booklet
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US$ 36