Updated at 2022-03-23
Japanese table sets are exquisite. Tables are decorated with a variety of plates and bowls. Sizes and colors are combined to fit the season or ingredients being served. Porcelain and ceramics developed very early in Japan. Although the techniques were inherited from the Song Dynasty, Japan popularized the craft. Gradually, ceramics have evolved to fit the modern household. Ceramic tableware is now used to elevate the quality and mood of the dinner table and remains extremely popular among young people. The gift is a pair of blue porcelain bowls made in Japan.
Flag: The flag of Japan is known as the "Flag of Sun," a red disc centered on a white rectangular banner). The ratio of the flag is 2:3, and the diameter of the red disk is three-fifths of the vertical length, with the center of the red disk aligned with the center of the flag.
National Day: February 11
Area: 377,976 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 125 million
Currency: Japanese Yen
Government: Constitutional monarchy, separation of powers