First of all, you have to know what is a traditional Japanese tableware? A typical tableware in Japan expresses not only how Japanese dine but their culture as well. They attach special importance to the smallest details so most of the Japanese tableware and eating utensils show their intricate methods.
In Japan, how to create the good table setting is a part of their very important cultural cuisine even its level is as essential as food. Besides, Japanese also believe that the shapes and colors of eating utensils will enhance more or less overall thanks to its capacity of creating the more visual and appealing food.
You ought to know that each item servicing for a specific kind of food is put on the dining table has a certain purpose. Although over centuries, the traditional Japanese table setting has many changes, there are still some objects which have been the top of typical represents on Japanese table for a long time.
1> Japanese Chopstick Rests and Chopsticks
These are called traditionally “hasioki” and “hashi”
. They themselves are 2 most important objects in any traditional Japanese table settings even these two eating utensils have been recognized and utilized all over the Asia. The right resting way is to place parallel chopsticks on the chopstick rest and their points have to face towards left.
2> The Sushi Sets
A typical and traditional sushi set usually has 2 chopstick sets, a sushi plate and two dishes holding soy sauce or wasabi.
3> The Japanese Tea And Sake Sets
Unlike the modern Western tea sets, the Japanese models are usually smaller others especially a typical tea set includes the flattened teapot at its top attached Bamboo handle and teacups without handles. In terms of sake pot and carefe, a full set has a single pot and 4 cups with cylindrical shapes.
4> Other Japanese Bowls, Dishes, Crackleglaze and Plates
The shape of Japanese bowls, dishes are quite smooth and round. Moreover, with the small size ones, they suit to diners for eating and drinking. It is very ideal to use colorful Crackleglaze
decorative dishes for containing food particularly dipping sauces. Meanwhile, Japanese plates have the rectangular shape and are mainly utilized to serve.
5> Japanese Vases
With Japanese, the Japanese vases are considered as the perfect presents because of their unique patterned designs attached intricate details. Normally, they are used simply by themselves as the ornaments but it is also very beautiful, if you put a single flower into there.
If you would like to dress up your dining table by a perfect Japanese tableware, you can buy directly one by one or the whole traditional Japanese table setting in the Internet or at the tableware shops, depending on your preference. In case, you need the unique, simple and authentic decorative items in collection, your Japanese diet will suit to a porcelain and ceramic dinnerware.