All 4 kinds of Choju-Giga square dishes: (clockwise from upper left) rugby M and S, tennis S and M, soccer M and S, basball M and S.
A soccer medium dish holding 4 pieces of California rolls on the left and a small soccer dish with soy sauce on the right. Bottom is a pair of Natural Noto Hiba chopticks resting on a kiri chopstick rest.
Soccer dish medium (left) and small (right).
Rugby dish medium (left) and small (right).
Tennis dish medium (left) and small (right).
Baseball dish medium (left) and small (right).
A bottom view of a medium dish on the left and a small dish on the right.
A scene from the original Chuju-Giga.

Chōjū-Giga Square Dish

Regular price $ 11.00

Chōjū-Giga (Scrolls of Frolicking Animals), Japan's national treasure thought to have been drawn in the 12th century, is best known for lively anthropomorphic animals playfully engaging in various activities.

These dishes depict the rabbit and frog in the Chōjū-Giga cheerfully playing modern sports. They are fun to look at and useful on a dining table or by the bed as a jewelry tray. The small dishes are perfect as sauce dishes.


  • Porcelain
  • Medium  5¼" x 5¼" x ½"
  • Small  2¾" x  2¾" x ¾"
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Made in Japan

Who Makes It

Tojiki Tonya is a collective of ceramic ware distributors in the Mino region. They work closely with the area's pottery manufactures to bring to the market high quality, well-designed, and affordable ceramic ware for everyday use.