This porcelain bowl was found among the ruins of Hiroshima after the atomic bomb explosion on 6 August 1945, at the end of World War II. It is a typical piece of Japanese tableware used for pickles and chutneys. The heat of the nuclear explosion caused the glaze of the bowl to melt, and it has fragments of brick and other pottery embedded in it.
Mimpeiyaki, or Mimpei ware, is a type of pottery established in the late Edo era, around 1830. Gorgeous, colorful and distinctive, they were created by single Japanese potter by the name of Mimpei Kasyu. Mimpei pottery features strong, bright colors and Chinese-inspired raised designs. The effect is a little like stained glass.