This ultimate ramen spoon with cherry blossom is a must have item for any design loving foodies. Designed to compliment the matching ramen bowl. It features an aged cherry tree with gentle pale-pink blossoms. This “Iro-nabeshima” style Arita ware is one of the most prestigious Japanese porcelains. Each spoon is finely hand painted with “Sakura’, one of the most loved motifs of Japan and it is literaly an art piece with functionality. Japanese are experts at integrating art into everyday items and this special spoon with cherry blossoms takes it to another level. These are individual peices, meaning there is no one spoon the same. “Iro-nabeshima” was kept largely unknown even to the Japanese until late 19th century as it was such a prestigious porcelain that only circulated amongst the privilaged and powerful.
God’s in the Details
Even the little cutlery is nothing short of perfect. When you don’t need to use it, it has a tiny hook on its back so it hangs perfectly on the rim of the bowl. If you want the spoon out of the bowl, there is a tiny stand on the back which lifts slightly off the table so the bowl part of the spoon that goes in your mounth won’t touch the table – a very Japanese feature to be so insanely careful about hygeine. We recommend purchasing this spoon with our ultimate ramen bowl as a pair. These items will make a very special treat for yourself or a gift.
The Art of Blank Space
What are the characteristics of “Iro-nabeshima”? It commonly only uses three traditional enamel colors of red, green and yellow. “Iro-nabeshima” often shows an exquisite balance between artistic painting and blank space while many traditional Japanese porcelains and ceramics fill their surfaces with intricate designs and motifs.
– Depending on stock stuation, it might take up to 3 weeks for delivery.
– Matching ramen bowl is sold separately.
– Iro-nabeshima Style
– Arita Ware Porcelain
– Finely hand painted
– Matching ramen bowl available
– Dishwasher/microwave safe
– Made in Saga, Japan