New from Hasami Porcelain, one of our favorite purveyors of Japanese ceramics: planters in two sizes and three colors, each made in Japan of a mix of porcelain and earth-colored clay.
Hasami has been in business for nearly a decade, under the creative direction of Tortoise General Store founder Takuhiro Shinomoto. The brand launched with a line of plates, cups, and bowls, all free of ornamentation and modularly designed to fit together in different combinations. The new planters are the first Hasami wares not designed for the dinner table, but they’re still meant to fit with the other pieces. (Case in point: The planter’s saucer is actually a dinner plate.)
Photography courtesy of The Primary Essentials.Hasami Porcelain is made in Nagasaki prefecture, in a region that has been manufacturing ceramics on a large scale for nearly 400 years. Designer Takuhiro Shinomoto took inspiration from traditional Japanese lacquered wood nesting boxes (similar to the kind used in bento boxes) when creating the Hasami line and its modular configuration. In addition to The Primary Essentials, Hasami planters are stocked at Tortoise General Store, Kuarto, and Rikumo, which also carries the planters in glossy blue. Choose the best potted plant for your home with help from our curated guides to Houseplants 101, including Fiddle-Leaf Fig Trees, Monstera, and Orchids. For more favorite objects from Japan, see: