Japanese dinnerware and Chinese dinnerware make up the Asian dinnerware that is popular in the United States for serving oriental dishes that originated in the eastern countries. The serving pieces make serving oriental cuisine more special because they are designed for serving rice, soups, sushi and sake. Chopstick rests are convenient for authentic serving of oriental food.
Dinnerware sets from the orient are unique in that they don't consist of round plates, shallow bowls and coffee cups. Rather they consist of odd-shaped dishes are ideal for serving oriental food with small cups or sake decanters for serving tea or sake.
Blossoms and Cherry Blossoms are popular in Japan and make up a wonderful pattern on this Sakura dinnerware.
There seems to be amazement with Japanese writing here in the United States, so your taste might include the desire to include it in your dining and decorative choices. There are many accessories that match this pattern.
In the Japanese culture, sipping hot tea with friends, family and associates is common, so adding a Japanese tea set to the mix would be ideal.
Serving sake, an alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice, is also an important part of the culture, so a sake set would complete your dinnerware choices.
Sake can be served cold, hot or at room temperature, so these accessories might come in handy.
If you are looking for inspiration, and some great recipes for oriental food, you might look into this selection of cookbooks…