Plain, most-frequently-sued short-rim plates of white porcelain designed by OJI Masanori. Also available with "FUCHI-SABI," an accent of rusty brown colour on the rim.
[ Important Remarks ]
1) JICON has a matte finish which is characteristic of milky white porcelain.
2) Due to the matte finish, its surface is rough and not smooth.
3) JICON is much harder than the conventional porcelain wares because it is kilned at a higher temperature than the conventional methods in the industry.
4) Because it is harder with the rougher surface, it kind of works as a file against metals (cutleries) and may result in streak markings.
5) Its milky white porcelain finish (HAKU-JI in Japanese) makes the markings stand out rather clearly.
6) However, such markings are traditionally understood as scenery to the HAKU-JI pieces in Japan, which is how they have been enjoyed for many years.
7) We would like you to understand that such markings to the JICON pieces should be enjoyed but not seen as defects or something that should be removed.
If you do not appreciate these, it may be better to choose conventional plates with a smooth and shiny finish that are not marked easily with metal cutleries.