Sakura Maki-e Echizen Lacquerware Stacked Sake Cup Set With Dice
This is a beautiful set of lacquered six sake cups from Echizen lacquerware.
Stacked and stored in a lacquered box, they feature one to six petals of Sakura (cherry blossoms) decorating them, with the amount of petals increasing as the cup size grows. When friends and family come together for an evening of sake drinking, they can enjoy a unique game - rolling dice and picking a cup with a number of petals that matches the number on the dice!
Perfect for hanami (cherry blossom viewing) celebrations, New Year's parties, or banquets, this set fits conveniently into its lacquered box with a lid and makes a wonderful present for any sake enthusiast.
It can be used as a small plate or small bowl, and can be loaded with condiments, pickles, etc.
Echizen lacquerware originated around the city of Sabae in Fukui Prefecture, in the northern part of Japan. It is known for its subdued luster and elegant beauty with a history going back more than 1,500 years.
Echizen lacquerware has developed techniques for product diversification and mass production in response to changing lifestyles and market needs. Echizen lacquerware is easy to use, durable, and beautiful, and is loved not only by households but also by cooking professionals, accounting for more than 80% of all lacquerware for the food industry and commercial use in Japan.
- Quantity: 6 Sake cups, 1 sake cup box, 1 dice
- Dimension: D8.5cm() x H5.8cm()
- Dent Diameter: D5.3cm(2.1in)
- Material: Wood resin
- Coating: Lacquer
- Origin: Made in Japan - Echizen Lacquerware
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"Over 1500 years of tradition as the lacquer village"
Echizen lacquerware originated around the city of Sabae in Fukui Prefecture, in the northern part of Japan. Known for its subdued luster and elegant beauty with a history going back more than 1,500 years. It is produced by experienced artisans, each specializing in one step of the production process.Along with the changing lifestyles of Japanese people and market needs, Echizen lacquerware has developed diversified products and created technology for mass production. Echizen lacquerware is not only composed of the traditional kind, where wood is coated with natural "Urushi (lacquer)", but also of industrial lacquerware, which is produced using synthetic resins and paints.Today, Echizen ware represents more than 80% of the lacquerware for domestic food industry and business use. New styles of cutting-edge Echizen lacquerware continue to be released. This is a region that is not only home to centuries of tradition, but also reinventing itself through innovation.