Table Setting #43
Let’s make a radiant setting with auspicious tablewares!
May the new year bring you much happiness! Japanese New Year’s Day begins with festive dishes and warm Zoni (a soup dish for New Year’s in Japan). Let’s celebrate the beginning of a new year by coordinating elegant lacquerware.
In the center of the table is a Jubako Bento Box with a pine tree, a lucky motif that is perfect for New Year’s celebrations.
This three-tiered Jubako can hold enough food for about three to four people. It can be used as a bento box for cherry blossom viewing or as a serving plate for home parties.
Yamanaka lacquer Zoni soup bowls create a dignified New Year’s atmosphere. Stacked on top of a large plate of Mino ware, it looks even more sophisticated.
A table setting with a lot of lacquerware tends to have too formal or stiff atmosphere, so I balanced it out by using the tablecloth and other dishes in white to make it look light and refreshing.