Thursday, April 2, 2009

Saucy Japanese

This little pouring dish — barely 3 inches across — forms a simple perfect shape for its purpose. It's pouring end looks like the front of a ship. I bought it at a Japanese pottery store and I assume it's for teriyaki sauce, or something similar that you would dip into or pour from. It's surface is a wonderful matte charcoal color speckled with rich glossy black spots. This rough surface texture is wonderfully grippy to hold, although I haven't actually used this for anything yet — the only time I eat Japanese is at a restaurant.

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