As the world spends more time dining at home amid the pandemic, the demand for attractive tableware is creating new design opportunities for Japanese porcelain.

From cars to dishes

The Kiwakoto collection of tableware has an unusual background. Produced by A-Story Inc., a group company of the luxury car dealer Matsushima Holdings Co. Ltd., Kiwakoto began in 2018 as a brand of bespoke Kyoto-made artisanal car interiors.