Tap into nature with these Japanese cereal bowls that reflect the four classical elements! Each bowl has a distinct style, but when put together, these amazing ceramic bowls make for a cohesive and appealing set. Each with several subtle grooves on their exteriors, these small bowls have great grip and hold so you can worry less about these sturdy ceramic bowls breaking.
The first bowl’s exterior bottom is colored a cream white that has a smooth, papery texture. A thick reddish-brown ring that appears about 3/4 of the way up the bowl abruptly contrasts this clean white. This rich burgundy color is reminiscent of thick lava that you might find running down the side of a volcano. Above this ring, the rest of the Japanese ceramic bowl, including the rim and interior, is a black, charcoal color that you might see when something has been burnt. This black colored portion has a grainy texture and the bowl as a whole evokes an image of the element of fire.
The second Japan-made bowl is almost entirely covered with a grainy texture that is accompanied by a design of green, light orange, blue, and dark brown speckles. Although this speckled design covers most of the bowl, a marbled mix of brown and dark blue can be found on the bowl’s interior. The most noticeable feature on this Japanese cereal bowl is the dark turquoise U-shape that is glazed on both the interior and exterior of the bowl. This thick U-shape separates the speckles from a small portion of the bowl that is covered in a pastel light green crackled glaze that features a few dark brown speckles of its own. The color and design of this bowl reminds you of the complex element of earth.
The next bowl has an incredibly rough and grainy texture compared to the other three bowls. It gives off an artic feel with its mix of light blue and dark gray, which is scattered as speckles throughout the entire bowl. The rough texture is maintained on the dark gray rim. The part of this Asian bowl’s design that most evokes the image of the element of air is the swirls of light blue and white that appear sporadically on the bowl’s exterior. The curls and twists seem like an artistic interpretation of a strong blowing wind.
The last of these mesmerizing Japanese cereal bowls is almost entirely covered in a deep black color. This color is accompanied by a slightly grainy matte texture. To contrast the dark black, a light blue with dark blue speckles is found dominating near the rim. As the black is like the depths of the ocean, this lighter blue color reminds you of the part of the ocean where sunlight is still filtering through. To top it all of, the bowl’s rim is a light brown, a reminder that next to a body of water, there is always land. Through its color and design, this bowl is largely representative of the element of water.
Whether you are eating cereal, rice with vegetables and meat, or a satisfying bowl of ice cream, you can’t help but use these bowls again and again, especially with their microwave and dishwasher safe nature. Sporting four different sets of colors and textures, this set of bowls
is full of unique and natural charm.