Collection: Platter

The history of platters in Japan is said to have begun around the beginning of the Edo period. A large number of people would gather around a dish or a single picture plate.

The late Umeo Yamamoto is said to have been a drunkard who gathered many people and enjoyed the heat of the night.

The platter he created seems to reflect his wish that no one would be left out of the party and that everyone would enjoy the food together.

These works show the play of kneading clay, painting, and glazing that is typical of his spirit of challenge.