These are the new coasters designed by OJI Masanori. They come in 3 different flower designs with and without "FUCHI-SABI." They are beautiful yet very functioal as its design prevents the coasters to stick to the drinks. The drops of water that run down to the coaster slide into the carved patterns, creating a space that allows the coaster not to stick to the drinks. They go beautifully with JICON's mug cup and JICON cup but they can also be used as small plates for spices or to put jewelry and small accessories. descriptions: JICON is a porcelain brand launched together with a Japanese designer, OJI Masanori. The brand name means "porcelain (JI) in modern times (CON)." In the Buddhist words, JICON means "seize the day." It also denotes "porcelain (JI) created by the house of IMAMURA" of the Touetsugama kiln, founded 350 years ago. (Note that "IMA" means "modern times" in Japanese and can be paraphrased as "CON.") The founder of the JICON brand, IMAMURA Hajime, later in 2014 became independent as IMAMURA Porcealin. IMAMURA Porcelain makes porcelains for daily life with their traditional white porcelain techniques using Amakusa Touseki (porcelain stone).