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Antique Ceramic Plate with Hand-Painted Kanji – III

$60

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This white plate was sourced from Nara at a little antique store. Perfect for serving meals at your next dinner party.
Details

W5 x H3cm

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When I wasn't in business meetings during my Japan trip I was in markets shopping for antiques and inspiration. Here is something I brought back with me.

Nara is a pretty and sleepy town where the locals will direct you to the best shopping locations. Down a tiny street filled with machiya houses and maple trees, we told to look out for the little A-frame sign. Once we saw it, we knew this little shop would be packed of antique goodness. We found porcelain painted plates, wicker baskets and miso bowls - the selection this older gentleman had was old worldly but well curated. The only downfall was that it was 38C and pure humidity and we were on foot - we couldn't physically carry anymore than a couple of paper bags worth, which makes what we bought even more special.

Origin

Japan
Nara, Japan
34.6994° N, 135.8464° E

Nara is the capital of Japan's Nara Prefecture, in south-central Honshu. The city has significant temples and artwork dating to the 8th century, when it was Japan's capital. Deer roam in Nara Park, site of Tōdai-ji temple.

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