Koransha, the oldest manufacture of Arita Ware in Japan, is very pleased to announce you that we just published our Episode 4 of "Koransha x NY Chefs" YouTube Series!
In this KORANSHA x NY Chefs series, you will watch how chefs in NYC enjoy the beauty of KORANSHA's plates with their cuisines and appreciate the craftsmanship and traditions KORANSHA has been carrying on for over centuries.
Enjoy the beautiful cultural collaboration of 400-year-history of Arita porcelain from Japan and young and talented chefs in NYC!
Episode 4 : Chef Isao Yamada, Executive Chef x SAKURA, Cattleya Relief and Pinstripe Series
The cherry blossom is the most beloved of all flowers in Japan. It has been an abiding part of the Japanese aesthetic and sensibility since ancient times and pivotal to life in Japan. Layers of cherry blossom petals in full bloom are expressed in beautiful contrast by coats of varying shades of lapis lazuli. Applying a new technique while using the traditional color of lapis lazuli. Koransha integrates our traditions and contemporary styles into this series.
This white porcelain is bedecked with a rich cattleya relief. The surface is sandblasted to give it a smooth texture and bluish tint that makes for a refined and exquisite look. The delicate relief pattern enhances the beauty of this piece and gives it a modern and sought-after style.
The exquisite relief is produced by controlling the thickness of the glaze to produce a fine and uniform texture the likes of which cannot be created by hand. This is further accentuated through the use of a lapis lazuli blue to impart rich depth.
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