One thing people love in Japan, often without realizing it, is how traditions remain alive by adapting to the times while still retaining their essential characteristics: the core elements that need to be passed from one generation to the next. Take Hakusan pottery from Nagasaki, a workshop that has been making Sue-type porcelain since 1779. You would think that craftspeople there would be extremely conservative, but the Hakusan Sue Porcelain Condiment Vessels Set thoroughly dispels that assumption. It could very well have come from the studio of a contemporary designer, not a centuries-old pottery manufacturer. Yes, tradition and modernity can coexist in harmony!
Harmony is what the Hakusan Sue Porcelain Condiment Vessels Set is all about: using two traditional glazes (the white Hakuji and the dark Tenmoku) and simple, straight lines with square shapes, Hakusan has combined four objects (a salt shaker, pepper shaker, soy sauce pot, and a wooden tray/base) into one, creating a useful item with an exquisite style that works for almost any type of cuisine: even if you don't eat soy sauce so much, the dispenser serves just as well for olive oil, vinegar, balsamic dressing, or anything else, so you can always enjoy its presence, color, and texture!
Specs and Features:
- Colors/glazes: white, dark
- Contains 3 items (salt shaker, pepper shaker, and soy sauce pot) and 1 wooden tray/base
- Dimensions (soy sauce dispenser): 7 x 7 x 8.5 cm (2.8 x 2.8 x 3.3")
- Dimensions (pepper shaker): 3.5 x 7 x 6 cm (1.4 x 2.8 x 2.4")
- Dimensions (salt shaker): 3.5 x 7 x 6 cm (1.4 x 2.8 x 2.4")
- Dimensions (tray): 19 x 9 cm (7.5 x 3.5")
- Weight (soy sauce pot): approx. 205 g (7.2 oz)
- Weight (pepper shaker): approx. 95 g (3.4 oz)
- Weight (salt shaker): approx. 95 g (3.4 oz)
- Weight (tray): approx. 75 g (2.6 oz)
- Capacity (soy sauce pot): 220 ml (7.4 fl oz)
- Material: Sue porcelain
- Made by famed Nagasaki pottery manufacturer Hakusan (est. 1779)