This is a miniature version of the traditional food containers used to keep such food as miso, umeboshi (pickled plums), or tsukemono (Japanese pickles). Every household owned several of these jars, but they fell out of favor over time and were replaced by more modern containers.
The jars may not be as popular as they used to be, but their simple shape and brick colored glaze with sandy dripping are timelessly beautiful. They are perfect as salt or sugar pots, or containers for paper clips and other small items in your office.
2¾” (H) x 3⅜” (W)
Takata ware; 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 manufacturers to bring to the market high quality, well-designed, and affordable ceramic ware for everyday use.