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Crockery Designed for Sakura Fans

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In February, Le Creuset Japon, the Japanese branch of the well-known French cookware company, released its spring “Flower Collection” line of cookware and tableware, and the beautiful flower-themed pieces are sure to brighten any kitchen and dining room.

The Flower Collection line includes some of the company's most popular items with a flower-themed twist in a pop yet elegant style, and should be perfect for spring get-togethers and seasonal festivities. They even have a special commemorative cookware item for Le Creuset Japon’s 25th anniversary! Let’s take a look at some of the pieces in the collection.

Tea Cup & Fleur Saucer (¥2,700 [US$24.13])

This dainty tea cup comes with a flower-shaped saucer, and is ideal for serving Japanese-style teas like sakura or plum tea, or even jelly or pudding-type desserts.

Fleur Petal Dish Set (¥6,480 [$57.90])

These small dishes are made in the shape of sakura flower petals. The inside surface of each dish is colored in a different shade of pink, and the pieces can be arranged together to form a large flower shape.

Stackable Ramekin Fleur Set (¥8,640 [$77.21])

This two-tiered stackable ramekin stoneware set comes in an adorable flower shape, and can be used to showcase your culinary creativity in a party setting or simply as tableware for daily meals.

Windsor Pot with Flower-Shaped Knob (¥25,920 [$231.31])

This enameled cast-iron pot is relatively small and easy to handle, and since it has plenty of depth, it's ideal for cooking soup or even rice. It comes with two lovely flower-shaped knobs, one in stainless steel, and the other in heat-resistant phenolic material.

Cocotte Fleur with Flower-Shaped Knob (¥35,640 [$317.84])

This flower-shaped casserole, also made of enameled cast iron, was a huge hit in Japan last year, and it too comes with the same two types of flower-shaped knobs as the Windsor Pot above.

Coccote Ronde Sakura (¥51,840 [$462.10])

To commemorate Le Creuset Japon’s 25 years in Japan, they’ve come up with a special version of their popular 20-centimeter (just under 8 inch) round casserole decorated with beautiful cherry blossom illustrations. This Japan-exclusive item is available in two colors as of March 16, 2016.

Don’t all of these items make you want to start cooking or plan a spring party? The complete Flower Collection can be seen on Le Creuset Japon’s site if you want to check out all of the lovely products in their lineup.

Sure, the items don’t come cheap, but just looking at all those pink and flowery images should put you in a mood to anticipate spring—and of course, lots of drinking during the cherry blossom viewing season!

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