These Donburi Bowls were fired at the Bunsho Kiln in Imari City, Saga Prefecture, where porcelain making became widespread for the first time in Japan in the early Edo period. During that time, these types of bowls were typically used for serving rice or noodle dishes such as soba and udon and their popularity persists today. Made of clay and glaze sourced from the local mountains in the Saga prefecture, these Bunsho Bowls show mole-like black-brown spots on the surface which are natural spots that show the strong iron content of the ceramic. Their unique appearance is seen as a valuable difference in character.
The shallow Donburi bowl is suitable for serving meals on top of rice and side dishes for one person.
Dimensions: D 6" x H 2.5"