The thing we love the most about Hasami Porcelain’s modern tableware is that it fades into the background. When we sip our afternoon tea out of one of the vessels, or brew a cup of coffee in the dripper, the implements themselves fade away and let us focus on the ritual and the results. The clean lines blend into any setting, and the quiet aesthetics call no attention to themselves. The soft, comfortable texture of the matte finish has a natural feel in the hand. It’s no wonder the design and function of the cups come across like they’ve been refined over centuries, since designer Takuhiro Shinomoto looked to the 400 years of porcelain tradition found in Hasami, Japan for inspiration. All in all, they’re highly usable everyday objects made to work and made to last.