A set of 10 lidded Hirado Japanese porcelain bowls decorated in underglaze blue with mountain landscape on one half and prunus on the other. The interior has a central floral roundel and wave design on the rim. Each marked Hirado, Kasho. The tomobako (original box), inscribed "Hizen Hirado yaki", Kodai (ancient), Prunus, Sansui ga (oriental style painting of mountains and water). Late Meiji/Taisho period, early 1900s.
This mark (signature) is illustrated in "Hirado: Prince of Porcelains" by Louis Lawrence, page 146, no. 12. The kiln had been mainly producing daily wares exclusively for the aristocrats and daimyo class (regional lords) in their earlier times. They remained in the business up to today.