These new plates/bowls with "FUCHI-SABI" rims are designed by OJI Masanori.
They are perfect for Japanese dishes or any western style of dish. The large plate can be used for main dishes or to serve large portions of salads or pastas for sharing with friends and family. The smaller size can be used for every person at the table to serve oneself a bit of everything or enjoy a soup. The shapes and flower patterns are based on the old ARITA traditions but refined by the designer to fit the modern lifestyle.
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).