Our meals are very convivial.
The sound of dishes, conversations, but also colours and shapes enliven the Japanese table. Glazed earthenware cups, lacquer bowls, porcelain plates, wooden chopsticks, and glass...glasses; the materials and colours are as varied as the number of containers and utensils. In my country, each member of the family has his or her own cup, his or her own bowl; grandfather's or mother's. It is allowed to carry the dishes with you.
It is allowed to carry the dishes in the hand, to stick the mouth on them. This is why the size of the dishes is important and specific to each person. You have one of each kind and use it for many years.
So the Japanese take care of their dishes. Even if it is broken, it is not thrown away and continues to be used. For this reason, techniques have been developed to repair them.