Known as "sara" or "ichiju-sansai" plates, are an essential element of Japanese tableware.
Japanese plates are made from various materials, including ceramic, porcelain, stoneware, lacquerware, glass, or wood. Each material offers different characteristics in terms of aesthetics, heat retention, and durability.
Japanese cuisine places a strong emphasis on the presentation of food. Plates are carefully chosen to complement the colors, textures, and shapes of the dishes being served. The arrangement of food on the plate is often considered as an art form, with attention given to the balance of colours, the placement of ingredients, and the negative space.