Welcome to the Serene World of Japanese Tableware
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a marvelous time during the holiday season, from Thanksgiving to New Year's, indulging in delicious food and creating memories. How did you spend your holidays? Whether alone or surrounded by loved ones, I trust you had a wonderful time.
This year is the Year of the Dragon in Japan. What do you wish for this year? Since starting my online tableware shop, my interest in ceramics and pottery has grown immensely. I'm eager to learn more and more. This fall, I plan to return to Japan for the first time in two years to visit various artisans' kilns. Experiencing the environment where they create and hearing their thoughts on their work makes me cherish each piece even more. There's something magical about the moment you understand why you're drawn to a particular piece – it's indescribable.
The term "ものづくり (mono-zukuri)" （craftsmanship）has become quite prominent in Japan in recent years. With mass-produced, inexpensive items flooding the market, handmade products aren't as standard as they once were. Additionally, as artisans age, fewer people are inheriting these skills. While this change is somewhat inevitable, a sincere part of me wants to preserve these beautiful traditions. I might not be a creator, but I'm passionate about sharing the beauty of these creations with the world.
Thank you for visiting my online store. As a Japanese woman in a wheelchair who cherishes every piece like a work of art, I invite you to explore the exquisite world of Japanese tableware. Every item tells a story of tradition, craftsmanship, and beauty here. Let's make this year one filled with appreciation for the finer things in life. After all, life is too short for ordinary plates!
Stay tuned for more updates on my journey back to Japan and the treasures I discover. Here's to a year of beauty, understanding, and, of course, a little wit. Cheers!