kata kata is a husband-and-wife creative duo made up of Takeshi Matsunaga and Chie Takai. The pair met in 2004 while attending Tokyo Zokei University and began their collaborations. They specialize in using the Japanese dyeing techniques called Katazome and Chusen to dye intricate and highly detailed designs and patterns onto cloth fabrics. Their works are bold and eye-catching and inspired by everything that can be felt in daily life from stories about animals, insects, plants, landscapes and more.
These charming small dishes with designs based on kata kata's dye works depict different animals in poses we think are perfectly suited to each animal's temperament and behavior. Of course our favorite is the all-too-familiar cat lying on its back with its belly exposed--what about you?
Each dish is handmade and perfect for serving small treats with afternoon tea or for holding small stationeries and trinkets on your desk.
- Dimensions crosswise for each dish range from 3.5 in (9 cm) to 6.7 in (17 cm)
Started in 1982, Classiky is based in Kurashiki, a town in Japan's Okayama prefecture. On top of doing many collaborations with artists and artisans from town factories across Japan, Classiky has its own line of lifestyle products that celebrates traditional handiwork and combines old school craftsmanship with items designed for everyday living today. Their unique and quirky goods are handmade in a traditional fashion and are eye-catching even in the most special settings.