Five Square Dishes with Crosshatch Designs


Artist
Onomae Kihachiro (Japanese, b. 1938)
Date
1970s-80s
Medium
Glazed stoneware
Dimensions
Work : 1 x 6 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. (2.54 x 15.88 x 15.88 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Maurice Kawashima
Object Number
1990.3.33

Label
After graduating from Nihon University College of Art, Onomae Kihachiro opened a ceramics studio in Kagoshima Prefecture on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. He has participated in numerous exhibitions and won several regional awards for his robust stonewares that combine elements of both folk art and fine art. This set of small dishes was made for serving food in a traditional Japanese multi-course meal. Such dishes are often made in sets of five, perhaps to correspond with the five senses or the five flavors of Japanese cuisine (sweet, salty, sour, bitter and savory).

Object Type
Ceramic