Tuesday, May 13, 2014
In love all the styles and colors of the Jubako stackable ceramic dishes. They traditionally are used for the New Years celebrations. In the days preceding the new year people bustle about cleaning and decorating their homes. Many special foods are prepared beforehand for the three day celebration so that families and friends can enjoy the holiday without having to spend all the time in the kitchen preparing food. They beautifully arrange the food in the jubako. Since Japanese houses are not centrally heated the food is left out in the jubako so that people can just eat when they want. I think they look beautiful set in grouping for display. They would also be a lovely way to arrange finger foods at your next party!
This is sold by Tachikichi, with Tachibana MARK
Fan-shaped Jubako. I am still working on identifying this mark.
This is sold by Dai Ichi Toki (第弌陶器 ) This is the "red" MARK. They have many other marks under their label.
I believe this reads Daigo (醍醐)
This is Arita Yaki with Shosen MARK
This is Mino ware with the Daikichi MARK
Marunishi Tosai MARK (needs verification)