I got this plate form a small pottery shop in Hayama. I should say the shop itself was small, but it was packed with shelves of unique and interesting pottery. This one is sort of cool and beachy. The youngish guy who worked there said that his family owned the shop, and there was a studio and larger fancier shop in Kamakura. He was just recovering from taking a surfing vacation in Hawaii and having his surfboard break in half. :( Poor fellow.