Sea bream on the right shoulder
This sea bream-shaped vessel is said to have been created by craftsmen for fun during the Meiji Restoration. Generally speaking, fish-shaped vessels have their heads facing left, but this one's head faces right. Since facing to the right represents "rising to the right", it is also useful as a lucky charm.
Mr. Kajikane's sea bream bean plate is hand-painted with motifs such as auspicious sea waves, treasure bags, and gourds in the shape of a happy sea bream. They are painted using traditional painting techniques, and each one is unique.
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Please also look for bean plates from other potteries.