Founded in 1752, Tachikichi traces its roots to Edo Period Kyoto. For more than 260 years, Tachikichi has maintained its reputation as Japan’s pre-eminent maker of traditional Japanese tableware. Kyoto was Japan’s capital city for over 1,000 years. The simple and understated aesthetics of Kyoto are still reflected in the objects and utensils Japanese people use in their daily life.
Against this background, Tachikichi has been a familiar presence in the nation’s life over the generations. To the present day, Tachikichi has been hand-crafting original plates, dishes and utensils in workshops located in Japan’s best-known ceramics regions to serve and complement Japanese cuisine.
Tachikichi produces and sells their own original products in various styles. They select and sell excellent products based on our refined criteria for the regions best-known for ceramics and potteries all over Japan.
On top of that, Tachikichi supports and sells craft artists in Japan and deals in works of art such as Shiro Tsujimura whose works are in the collections of world-famous museums.
Old Japanese Tableware Culture
Japanese handicrafts are the finest in the world and continue to play a key part in the cultural life of Japan. Tableware crafts have a long history in Japan and each region of the island nation has its own specialties. The biggest distinguishing features of Japanese handicrafts are process, precision and beauty.
While Japanese food is popular all over the world, only in Japan has tableware been uniquely developed for the food. There are many kinds of tableware for different purposes. The tableware has evolved according to changes in the food culture. Today, fresh designs and products are breathing new life into the world of tableware, capturing the interest of the younger generation.
Shapes, Textures and Patterns Make Special Tableware
Tachikichi has applied daily act of eating and expresses this idea through the balancing and harmonizing of variety of tableware and the food they hold trying to keeping balance and harmony.
Japanese tableware has a wide variety of patterns such as plants, animals, and geometric patterns. Japan lacquer crafts and ceramic art remain without exception the finest in the world. The work is unique because of the long process, the high luster finish and the amazing reds and blacks.
Choosing Tableware According to Seasons
Tachikichi finds that the tableware used should reflect the mood of each season, which can accentuate the foods of the season. Tableware for the fall and winter seasons should give a sense of warmth and coziness, while those used for spring and summer should give a sense of coolness and refreshment. The colors for the fall season are very much a reflection of the changing colors of Japan’s environment. The colors for the spring season represent Japan’s beautiful blossoming trees and plants. The colors for summer are characterized as cool tones that are supposed to have a cooling, refreshing effect.
This lineup embodies the four seasons and traditions of Japan with auspicious patterns and seasonal motifs. It is elegant and calm with a sense of good old Japanese tradition, and raises the quality of the food to a high level. It reflects the skilled and unique traditional techniques of the craftsmen. The vessels are suited for special occasions or daily life.
Traditional shapes like the chrysanthemum, soft curves and wavy rims make the vessels beautiful and delicate. Flowing water, plaid, arabesque patterns and hand-painted details symbolize nature and were very appreciated by Japanese people in ancient times. Finally, the beauty of simple white porcelain, lacquerware, clay and pure glass stands out even more if seasonal dishes are served as if they were drawn with seasonal flowers and plants.
The series are particular about shape, size, and color because it is simple design. It can also be used in combination with other vessels of different sizes. A series of simple, thin, lightweight, delicate vessels with a dignified appearance and minimal painting. Whether used as a single plate or stacked on top of each other, the items are easy to use in a variety of situations.
Some products from this series can be used as an accessory tray, not only as tableware. It is colorful and able to create a peaceful and warm dining experience. You can choose the same color or combine different colors. Enjoy your own unique coordination.
This lineup allows you to enjoy the Japanese tableware with its glaze and patterns. It is easy to handle and can be used on a daily basis without hesitation. The natural and gentle color fit into a variety of meals, and makes the food look delicious. You can freely combine the colors and shapes of your choice.
Bowls are perfect for salads and soups. It can also be stacked on a Medium size plate for entertaining. The shallow plates are wide ovals and come in three sizes. You may choose your favorite size for dessert, entree, or serving plate.
An oval serving dish with a little height. A Small size platter may serve pasta for one portion. The Medium size platter is large enough to serve a lot of food, so it can be used for a variety of occasions such as salads, sandwiches, and party food.
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