Even a galaxy far, far away needs a dish to dip their fish in.
With the release of two Star Wars movies since December 2015, fans have been introduced to a myriad of new characters, such as BB-8, K-2SO, Rey, and Jyn. There are even new suits for stormtroopers of the First Order in Episode VII, but even with such wonderful new characters, it’s hard not to want to cling to the classics.
Nostalgia was likely the driving force behind Rowen Japan’s Star Wars soy sauce dishes, which cleverly use the portraits of R2-D2, C-3PO, Darth Vader, and a stormtrooper to season your sushi.
These clever little soy sauce dishes aren’t simply the face of the four characters plastered onto a small plate either. Instead, they’ve been carefully crafted so that the addition of soy sauce reveals the character even more perfectly than without Japan’s favorite condiment.
What makes these dishes even more spectacular is that they’re not made of any old material, but they have been elegantly designed by master craftsmen who specialize in Arita ware (Japanese porcelain made in the area of Arita located in northwest Kyushu). With each character, the depth of the dish has been carefully measured to provide diners with the perfect ratio of sushi and soy sauce. The final product therefore doesn’t look out of place with your delicate meal, but instead complements it perfectly.
▼ Just like R2-D2 perfectly complements an X-wing…
▼ …or just like a stormtrooper perfectly complements inaccurate blaster rifle.
The soy sauce dishes all fit into a wooden box beautifully adorned with the iconic Star Wars logo on the front. These fine Arita porcelain dishes may come with a high price tag of 11,380 yen (US$101.03) at the online shop, but they will certainly be the talk of the table at your next sushi and Star Wars dinner-and-a-movie party.
There are so many ways to celebrate this new age of Star Wars, but what could be better than feasting on fresh fish from the waters of Naboo. Just don’t try and serve any home-prepared fugu (pufferfish)…it’s a trap!