Horiyusai Ceramic Container
The Hakusan Porcelain Company was founded in Hasami (Nagasaki Prefecture) in 1779 and has been the leading porcelain manufacturer in post-war Japan ever since. Originally lead by designer Masahiro Mori, they continue to produce beautifully proportioned and elegantly designed objects. This container is food safe and a great option for presenting olives, nuts, spreads, chutney, jam, etc. It also makes a great catch-all receptacle for jewelry or coins.
Made in Japan.
Measures 13cm x 5cm / 5" x 2"
Available in Blue or Yellow.
Masahiro Mori is one of Japan’s most famous porcelain designers. He studied at the department of industrial design at Tama Art University and joined the design team of Hakusan Tôki in 1956. Two years later, in 1958, he designed the G-model soy sauce pitcher that would eventually become the symbol of Hakusan. In the same year, Mori participated in a Kaj Franck workshop that was held in Tokyo. That fortuitous encounter evolved into a relationship of mutual respect and exchange, and they met again when Mori would visit Finland.
"I want to give form to tableware that people can use every day. The factory production makes it possible that many people can enjoy them in their own daily life. That is my pleasure as a designer.”
The porcelain ware born out of Mori’s design philosophy fundamentally changed the look of traditional tableware in the new life of post-war Japan. He has since received many awards and critical acclaim for his design in Japan and in other countries as well. His last work was to design the "Wa” series for Muji in 2004. Mujirushi Ryôhin is a company with a wide selection products and many shops worldwide. Mori worked approximately 20 years as a designer for Hakusan and continued to consult long after he departed the company in 1978. Four designers at Hakusan currently follow his design philosophy and implement his vision today. He died in 2005.