Delicate dishes from Japan

March 30th, 2009

It was spring.   I was in Japan for the first and only time, with my first husband, before we even had children.   That’s when I bought this set of small dishes.   They represent a trip that included many wonderful memories.

When I got home,  I put the box away, waiting for an occasion when I might use them to serve something suitable.   Obviously I don’t entertain much—they’ve sat in the same box, in various cabinets,  in every kitchen in the 5 homes I’ve lived in since that trip.    I’ve never once taken them out. 

I saw Japan in the spring, so I think this is my version of a little spring cleaning.


 (each dish about 4 inches in diameter)

If you would like this item,  please  let me know in a comment.   If you know someone else who might like it, I hope you’ll share this and let them know.

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  1. Susan Laves
    March 31st, 2009 at 01:15 | #1

    These are beautiful and, while I would love them for myself, I am not currently equipped to entertain in my tiny apartment. I think that my mother would love them though for mother’s day. When I was a small child, we lived for a time in Japan and I think that she would enjoy them. Thank you for your consideration.


  2. Diana Gasca
    March 31st, 2009 at 11:09 | #2

    I agree with Susan, these are truly lovely but in my case I´d like to give them to my grandparents who live in Georgia. I was leaving in the States with them but I finnished my work and came back to my country, i really miss our weekends at a japanese restaurant bar near to their house, so that would be e nice way to remind them about it.

    Thanks for sharing one of your treasures,that´s the spirit!


  3. March 31st, 2009 at 11:42 | #3

    i cook a lot of japanese food–it would be fun to serve the food on real japanese dishes.


  4. March 31st, 2009 at 17:43 | #4

    I just wanted to tell you what a COOL COOL COOL IDEA this is! Did I mention COOL? Did I mention it enough about how COOL this is??

    While lovely, I don’t want the dishes. I have two boys and a husband and we’re packed into a 1,000 sq ft house. I might have to become a cluttercaster out of self-preservation.

    That’s all, just wanted to give you some kudos. Oh, also, in the next few days I will probably feature your blog over at the Spread Change blog.


  5. March 31st, 2009 at 17:56 | #5

    Sorry, it’s me again. Don’t mean to clutter your comments. :) Just wanted to let you know I’ve scheduled that post for April 3rd so you wouldn’t have to keep looking for it. Thanks.


    Vote -1 Reply:

    thanks, Wendy. Love clutter in the comments. Also glad you think Cluttercast is so COOL and that you’re including it on Spread Change. I just checked it out and it’s a wonderful blog–will look forward to your post. And thanks again!


  6. March 31st, 2009 at 20:31 | #6

    Those dishes look great! if nobody else wanted them, I would… but I have so much clutter… I probably would use them, at least one or two at a time. I’d line up my California rolls on one or two of them and put my soy sauce/wasabi in another and mix it for dipping and have my lunch from the two or three dishes. Right now I use one of my 3 inch dishes I got as a gift from a Japanese restaurant for the dipping and use the Styrofoam take-out container for the sushi… of course it is just me here…

    I am lucky to have a best friend who is into importing from the orient for conventions and fairs as well as Internet sales. …I can always get a good deal from her for such.

    But I see that there is someone who wants them. That is great!

    ~ Dusty,
    D Cluttermouse


  1. April 5th, 2009 at 00:52 | #1