to say that i had a mild obsession with the pottery in japan is quite the understatement.  we went to more stores than i can count, and i feasted on all the little bowls and dishes they had available.  while many of these are meant for japanese-style meals, i use them everyday for mise en place while cooking, separating parts of my meal while eating, or even holding my tea bag.

these pictures make me ridiculously happy.

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