Komon Shinohara Kohiki Fruit Bowl
Kohiki - Kohiki or white clay powder comes from the early to late 1300’s. White ceramics from Korea were very popular in Japan. At this time, white clay ceramics were not made in Japan. So to emulate this popular style, Japanese craftsman would submerge their ceramics in white glaze to the this popular style.
Mr. & Mrs. Shinohara have created their own style from working in several different ceramic traditions all over Japan. Mr. & Mrs. Shinohara from Kyoto, blend many regional Japanese ceramic styles into their work.
Takashi Shinohara worked in Arita (Saga prefecture), Seto (Aichi prefecture) and Kyoto. His wife Megumi worked in Hasami (Nagasaki prefecture). In 2016, Takashi and Megumi moved to Kyoto and started making their own ceramic products from the knowledge and experience they gained.
The result of their work is a blend of many regional Japanese ceramic styles with extensive training in Aritayaki, Setoyaki and Hasamiyaki ceramic styles. Mr. & Mrs. Shinohara produce their own unique glazes and clay textures based on their previous experiences. From their creative use of traditional ceramic styles come unique pieces for daily use. Komon hopes you will be able to enjoy these ceramics everyday.
How to properly care and use ceramics:
-This is made of clay.
-Light coloured pottery may change colour if left for a long time with oil or dark sauce. Please wash as soon as possible.
-Recommend to wash by hand. Never dishwashing machine as this may crack the ceramic.
-Please dry well to protect them from mold.
-Not recommended to use in a microwave.
-Not to be used in oven.
-When storing in layers, you can prevent them from chipping by layering a cloth or paper in between.
With a little effort, you can use the vessel made with attention to detail for a long time.
*Please note that Komon products vary, making each item unique. There may be some slight variations in size, finish, and texture from the photo presented here.