Hizen Ware Early Imari (Shoki) Plate with Rabbit and Moon Design, 1630s/1640s.
The circular dish with narrow rim on ring foot is decorated in underglaze blue with a hare and moon among the stars. This dish is an excellent example of early Japanese porcelain made at the Tengudani kiln in Arita.
The hare and moon were created with a paper stencil and then covered with blown ink (Fukizumi) and then outlined in cobalt-blue. Similar model owned by British Museum (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/A_1959-0418-1).
The hare theme is the most coveted design among collectors, thus the old repair in kinsugi, gold powder mixed with silver.