This beautiful white porcelain tableware is designed by OJI Masanori, and made by The Jicon porcelain brand. JICON was launched when the Touetsugama kiln came into the possession of Japanese designer, OJI Masanori.
OJI Masanori uses a unique technique of oxidation firing at 240 degrees with a special clay mix to create a new 'porcelain white' that is the signature of Jicon. This plate has this beautiful porcelain white. The accent of rusty brown on the rim is called "Fuchi-Sabi" an ancient Japanese ceramic technique.
The brand name means "porcelain (JI) in modern times (CON)." In the Buddhist words, JICON means "seize the day." It also denotes "porcelain (JI) created by the house of IMAMURA" of the Touetsugama kiln, founded 350 years ago. (Note that "IMA" means "modern times" in Japanese and can be paraphrased as "CON.")