Aritayaki, a kind of Japanese pottery, finds its roots in the ancient ceramics town of Arita located on Kyushu Island in southern Japan. Inspired by the profound experience and skills of local Arita craftsmen, designer and creative director Teruhiro Yanagihara developed a complete new series of ceramics using the traditional technique of clay made of crushed stone. The result is a high-density kind of clay that makes the pottery items extremely strong and heat and stain-resistant, even without glaze. A special agent added to the clay provides the Standard series with a characteristic light grey, matte tone. The series clearly show Yanagihara’s interest in borderless design. 1616 / arita japan stands for contemporary products that can be used everyday, though made with the extraordinary workmanship, thinness and strength of original Arita ware.
The Anise Bowl and Anise Plate is a new series from the TY Standard series, launched in 2020. Name of Anise is comes from octagon and in various beliefs, the number eight is well known for symbol of resurrection, completion and prosperity. There are two size in both plates and bowls and it is possible to stack.