The JICON (meaning porcelain 'JI' in modern times 'CON') brand was founded by the Touetsugama Kiln, itself established 350 years ago in Mikawashi of Sasebo City, Nagasaki in partnership with Japanese designer, OJI Masanori. The Kiln is currently succeeded by IMAMURA Kenichi XIV. JICON uses a unique blend of porcelain stones and glazes accompanied with an unconventional firing technique at much higher temperatures to obtain their one-of-a-kind off-white porcelain wares with a matte texture and are tougher, heavier, and harder.
These bowls are good for daily use with soups, rice, salad, etc. JICON's matte glaze makes it easy to wash off food residues. The curved edge is good for having soup off the bowl, and the deep and round body makes it easy to hold with one's hands. Finished with fuchi-sabi, the rusty brown edge.
Microwave and dishwasher safe.
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• Diameter: 152mm, Height: 72mm
• Diameter: 177mm, Height: 84mm
Traces of pigments on the porcelain surface are oxidized iron particles in the porcelain stones – natural colour tones that the makers at JICON embrace.