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Thank You! Selected as a Classic Souvenir from Japan.
This Square Plate "Ryu-ga" is one of YAMADA HEIANDO's top sellers, often sent as a unique quality gift. We hope you will find it favourable as well.
Square Plate "Ryu-ga" from the Signature "Ryu" Series
About YAMADA HEIANDO: We are the proud purveyor of tableware to the Japanese Imperial Household. YAMADA HEIANDO is a Japanese lacquerware brand, with more than 90 years of history and traditions. Founded in 1919 in Tokyo, Japan, we have always been serving the finest lacquered products, varying largely from classic set of tableware to modern line of stationery. Our customers include the Japanese Imperial Household, Foreign Embassies of Japan, and renowned places of worship. In the hope that more people will feel connected with the art of lacquerware, we tell stories of contemporary lifestyle to the world via varieties of innovative line up. We have been the leading company in Japanese lacquerware industry, standing out from others for our clear sense of time.
Special Dishes on Special Plates.Create Exclusive Table with Signature "Ryu" Series.
A divine beauty flying up the sky, a light embodiment tailing sparkles of gold. Dragons have always been the subject of admiration in Japan, appearing in classical arts again and again.
YAMADA HEIANDO, too, is attracted to dragons' grand powers. It is so much that we created our signature "Ryu" Series (龍シリーズ), tableware with designs representing the celestial dragons. In a dazzling contrast with the black surface, gold brush strokes feature how strongly, at the same time elegantly, dragons would fly in the sky. They are hand-painted one by one by our exclusive craftsmen, using a traditional Japanese gilding technique called "maki-e."
We sized this particular square plate "Ryu-ga" (龍牙) in three different ways, so that it suits a variety of dishes. Any food in any style, from sushi to meat to cakes, will be brightened of its daintiness by the refined strokes of gold dragons. (Further stories will be explained in the middle of this page).
What is URUSHI? All of YAMADA HEIANDO's products, from classic set of tableware to modern line of stationery, are finished with a traditional Japanese technique of lacquer coating. The technique applies sap of a specific lacquer tree called URUSHI (Rhus Verniciflua). The history goes as far back as 3.4 million years ago, when the lacquer sap was used as an adhesive in Asia during the Stone Age. It was us the Japanese, however, that first recognised the beauty inherent in lacquerware. We refined the coating technique to the level where it became nothing but art. Today, such distinguished craftsmen, including ones in YAMADA HEIANDO's ordinary of course, are entitled as a "Certified Traditional Craftsmen" from the government. We have been - and will always be - creating innovations with new varieties of lacquerware, representing contemporary lifestyle both in Japan and over the world.
MAKI-E,The Finishing Sparkles on Lacquerware. Typical examples of lacquerware were ones with finishing called MAKI-E. It is a traditional Japanese technique of gilding, to draw three-dimensional pictures and designs on a lacquered surface. Only meticulousness of the finest craftsmen can create this work of art, by portraying classical motifs in lacquer on a pre-coated model and sprinkling gold and silver leaf on top. This beauty of Japan has been fascinating people all over the world, including Maria Theresa of the Habsburg dominions and her daughter Marie Antoinette. The two celebrities were so passionate that they set an entire room full of lacquered luxuries in the Schönbrunn Palace and the Palace of Versailles respectively. Maria Theresa even preferred lacquerware to "everything in the world, all diamonds." They referred to lacquereware as "Japan," after respect and admiration for the glorious country of the Far East.
From Sushi to Roasted Beef. Three Sizes for a Variety of Dishes.
This square plate "Ryu-ga" (龍牙) features powerful brush strokes of the "maki-e" technique, with gold leaf sparkling on the black surface. Its design, traditionally Japanese yet strikingly modern, has been popular among our customers worldwide. An elegant backdrop to highlight the colours, shapes, and textures of food, the plate matches well with cooking in both Japanese and Western styles. You can choose the size that best fits your specialties - be it meat, salad, or cakes, as well as sushi and sashimi.
< Suggested Specialties > Large size: roasted beef Medium size: sushi Small size: cake
Stackable. Storable.Space Savable.
Because there is no foot (a protrusion) on the back, all three sizes of the plate can be safely stacked together when you store them in your cupboard.
Original Logo.The Proof of Authenticity.
On the back of each product, we carefully stamp our original logo in gold, to prove that it is the genuine lacquerware of YAMADA HEIANDO's.
Colour and Design Variations
Square Plate "Ryu-ga"
Country of Origin
Large: 29.5cm * 29.5cm * 3.5cm Medium: 22.5cm * 22.5cm * 3cm Small: 15cm * 15cm * 2cm
Suggested Specialties to Coordinate with
Large: Dinner (Meat, Fish, Pasta) Medium: Sushi, Sashimi, Salad Small: Dessert (Cakes)
Large: 1,030g Medium: 490g Small: 220g
Resin composition containing wood powder
Gifts, Wrapped with Love.
YAMADA HEIANDO's items are the perfect gifts for every occasion and recipient, with our original wrapping to make your gifts special. Because we want our items to contribute to both givers and recipients to become happy, we will send all items gift wrapped (We do not charge extra for wrapping. It is free.). Your order will usually be shipped within 2 business days after your payment has been confirmed. The final shipping schedule may differ depending on the destination country, but you can well have your item when you want it.
Handling Manual will be included. Don't worry even if it is your first time to use lacquerware - We will send with each item a compact handling manual. Written inside are the fundamental philosophy of YAMADA HEIANDO, the history of lacquerware, and easy steps of how to take care of them in daily life.
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