Using plates made of Japanese lacquer is a sure fire way to impress your guests and bring a traditional Japanese vibe to your home. From the beautiful designs to the exceptional texture, these plates are coveted by many people.
One of our favourite plates is the Atakaya plate because of its uniqueness from the other Japanese lacquer plates available right now. The design of these plates are beautiful and differentiates itself by using an exclusive color scheme. Instead of the traditional black and red color, Atakaya plates have black with a silver lines streaking through – giving it a more modern touch but still keeping a traditional feel.
These plates are very light and strong, so it can easily serve hot dishes as well as cold dishes. It’s also often used as a snack plate because its traditional but modern design goes hand in hand with western style homes in Japan.
This series of plates is made by the Japanese manufacture “Atakaya”. The company is based in Sabae, Fukui prefecture and is actually run by only 4-5 people. However, they have a strong passion for their work and innovation which is why many luxury hotels and restaurants across Tokyo use their plates.
Impressing Japanese friends is a breeze, they’ll be sure to ask where you purchased this item from. We tell them the exciting story of how it’s actually made in Echizen shikki, Fukui Prefecture and how Atakaya began starting with making traditional Japanese lacquer products but have now challenged their own innovativeness by introducing products like i-phone cases and stationaries made of Japanese lacquer.
Whilst you can easily buy plates for $1 or 100yen from cheap stores, they’re no match and won’t get the same kind of attention you would get from beautifully designed Atakaya plates. Give your kitchen a touch of elegance with these plates and flatter yourself with the compliments your friends give you.