A beautiful lacquer business card tray was sold in a shop.
It was a traditional Japanese lacquerware called, “Syunkei”.
Transparent lacquer on yellowish-brown stained wood allows the natural wood grain to be seen.
It was a business card tray, but I thought that if I ate castella cake on it, it would seem more delicious.
So I bought it as a confectionery plate.
I was certain that it would enhance the appearance of various confectionery including castella cake.
After I left the shop, I headed to a traditional castella cake confectioner called, Bunmei-do, and bought some castella cake.
Actually, castella cake on a Syunkei plate was more delicious than castella cake on a pottery plate.
Of course, castella cake has not changed in itself.
The amber color of the natural wood grain assists the softness of castella cake visually.
It shows that tableware has the ability to make foods visually delicious.
So, finding the best combination of foods and tableware is significant.
In addition, I think that it’s important not to be bound by prejudice.
Though I use this plate for castella cake, originally it was sold as a business card tray. I try to think outside the box.