Mashiko Yaki Oozara (Large Plates), Dia. 12.25" (31.5cm); Vintage production, purchased in 1965. These plates feature patterns from the four seasons: Ume (Plum) for Spring, Shobu (Iris) for Summer, Nekoyanagi (Pussywillow) for Autumn, and Kiku (Chrysanthemum) for Winter. These types of plates were made using molds and then hand-painted as stock items sold in Mashiko in the 1960's & '70s. They are sturdy in form and design, and were seen in many a home and restaurant in Mashiko, Tokyo, and elsewhere in Japan. *There are a few (3) plates with a chip repair done and coated in lacquer and synthetic gold. These are priced at $30.00. There were some complete sets, but several of these plates have been sold, and the current remaining stock is as follows: Iris (2 pcs.), Chrysanthemum (3 pcs.), Plum (1 pc.), Iris with a Chip Repair (1 pc.), Pussywilow with a Chip Repair (1 pc.), Plum with a Chip Repair (1 pc.). *Please inquire for pricing of multiple piece purchases.