TSUBA plates (Shape of Japanese sword guard) / Crackle glaze


A perfect size for everyday use

These TUBA plates are shaped like the brim of a Japanese sword. They conveniently come in various sizes; perfect for condiments, pickles, side dishes and extra small plates.

Kutani ware is famous for its five-color painting. ‘KATAKUTANI’ uses the same molds as Kutani ware but is plain instead to highlight the beautiful shapes of the porcelain itself. The old-fashioned shapes; SUMIKIRI Square, TUBA, 8 KAKU-MOCCO, KIKU, KIKYOU and RYOUKA, are all derived from the mold of the kiln itself. They evolve into fine cracks in the glaze to give a rich yet calming finish. Kutani ware is made for everyday use to further enhance the delicious cuisine it carries.

TSUBA small dish 60mm / Crackle glaze

50 in stock (can be backordered)

TSUBA small dish 100mm / Crackle glaze

25 in stock (can be backordered)

TSUBA plate 165mm / Crackle glaze

23 in stock (can be backordered)

Manuf,Brands: KATA KUTANIDesigner,Creator: niguramuN Categories:


small dish 60mm 62"W × 57"D × 20"H mm
Weight: 25 g
small dish 100mm 100"W × 80"D × 25"H mm
Weight: 80 g
dish 165mm 165"W × 143"D × 30"H mm
Weight: 240 g
Materials Porcelain
  • KataKutani TSUBA dishes / Crackle glaze These TUBA plates can be stacked. From the top – TUBA size 60mm, 100mm and 165mm.
  • TSUBA small dish 100mm / Crackle glaze The front and back of the 100mm TUBA plate
  • KATA KUTANI series KATA KUTANI series

KataKutani TSUBA dishes / Crackle glaze

Important points

  • A craze is an intentional crack in the glaze caused by the difference in shrinkage between the base material of the dish and the glaze during firing. If used with food containing liquid or pigments. these substances may gradually seep into the cracks, causing them to take on color. Soak the dishes in water before serving.
  • There are differences in the glazing for each dish. They may also contain small holes or black spots on the surface, which are known as pin holes.
  • The surface of the plates may have indentations due to shrinkage of the base on the bottom. This arises due to warping during drying and firing after it is molded. This is a characteristic of all pottery, and not a defect.
  • There may be chips in the base of the items. There may also be metal marks (which resemble pencil marks) on the unglazed part of the base due to friction.
  • If oil or other food soaks into the dishes, the cracks may appear to have diminished, or seem to have disappeared. If this happens, soak it in soap to remove the dirt from the crazing.
  • Do not places these items in microwaves, ovens, or dish washers.

Regarding Delivery / Gifting

Delivery Time 1~3 months if not in-stock.
Delivery Type International shipping (outside Japan)
Express home delivery
Gifting Options (Only within Japan) Gift-Wrapping
Small message card
Noshi (Japanese gift wrapping ribbon paper)


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