I just discovered this fantastic line of Japanese ceramics, Awabiware. I ordered a few of their pieces for the cookbook shoot that I was working on for the last two weeks in North Carolina. They came on time all the way from Japan, beautifully packaged in boxes and Japanese newspaper, safely in tact, and perfect for the shoot. I love them! Interesting shapes, textured matte glazes. The shipping cost was a little hefty, but I will definitely be ordering again. Truly lovely product. If you don't speak Japanese (which I do not) their Esty shop is easily navigated.