Gingado Reversed Mt. Fuji Takaoka Copperware Sakazuki Flat Sake Cup
Mt. Fuji, the pride of Japan, is the motif of this unique Sakazuki flat sake cup.
On days of clear skies, the unique and rare spectacle of a reversed Mt. Fuji, known as "Sakasa Fuji" in Japanese, can be marveled on lakes and rice paddies near its base and is considered a symbol of good fortune due to its rarity. This rare picturesque sight is wonderfully recreated on the surface of sake in this beautiful flat sake cup.
Made of tin, this sake cup is elegantly robust with its shiny metallic surface. Having properties of softening the flavor of the sake, tin is an ideal material for a sake cup. It weighs nicely and fits well in one's hand. The footed design makes it easy to hold and adds height to the peak of Mt. Fuji.
Enjoy finding the reflection of Mt. Fuji on the glimmering surface of sake. A silver reflection of a reversed Mt. Fuji can be seen when the sake cup is held with Mt. Fuji facing forward at eye-level before taking a sip. An artistic silhouette of Mt. Fuji can be adored from a distance by setting the sake cup filled with water on a table.
Each piece is handmade using a technique called "sand casting," where a metallic base is made by pouring hot metal into a hardened sand mold. This traditional technique has been carried down in Takaoka City, the heartland of metalwork, for over 400 years. Creating intricate shapes and designs with this technique necessitates tremendous skill that can only be amassed through many years of experience.
This sake cup is packaged in a sturdy paper box stamped with the Gingado logo. Enjoy the elegant presence of Mt. Fuji at home when drinking sake or send it as a gift to someone who holds an admiration for Japan's iconic symbol.
Takaoka Copperware is the generic name for metal crafts made in Takaoka City using materials such as aluminum alloys, tin, iron, gold, silver, in addition to copper. This craft originated in the 17th century, when metal craft workers were invited to develop a new industry. Initially producing essential goods such as pots and pans, over time it evolved into making elaborate pieces such as Buddhist bells, large lanterns and vases by the late Edo period. In 1975, Takaoka Copperware was designated as a national traditional craft.
Experience the timeless beauty of traditional Takaoka copperware with Gingado.
For over 400 years, Takaoka City in Toyama Prefecture has been at the forefront of Japan's metal industry and has become the heartland of the traditional craft Takaoka copperware. Gingado is one the most well-known and respected manufacturers of Takaoka copperware.
- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: 10cm(3.9in) x 11cm(4.3in) x H4.5cm(1.8in)
- Material: Tin
- Origin: Made in Japan - Takaoka Copperware
- Brand: Gingado
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Experience the timeless beauty of traditional Takaoka copperware with Gingado.For over 400 years, Takaoka City in Toyama Prefecture has been at the forefront of Japan's metal industry and has become the heartland of the traditional craft "Takaoka copperware." Gingado is one the most well-known and respected manufacturers of Takaoka copperware.
As Takaoka City has an extensive history of producing statues, altars and altar utensils for Buddhist rituals, Gingado is renowned for its intricate craftsmanship in creating traditional Buddhist statues and warrior helmets along with vases and other ornamental pieces.
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Takaoka Copperware"A Masterpiece of Artisanal Metalwork"
Takaoka City in Toyama Prefecture is one of the leading metal industry towns in Japan with a 400-year history. It is known for its metal crafts using copper as the main material, which now account for about 90% of the total production in Japan. There are various techniques used to produce Takaoka copperware, including hammering, casting, and engraving. Craftsmen in Takaoka are highly skilled and use their skills to create beautiful and functional objects ranging from tea ceremony utensils to decorative vases.View more Takaoka Copperware items
In Japan, gold, silver, copper, tin, and iron are called "Gokin (five metals)" and have been used as materials for metalworking since ancient times. Each metal has a different luster, workability, strength, thermal conductivity, heat retention, moisture resistance, corrosion resistance, etc., and techniques to utilize these characteristics have developed in various regions.From daily necessities such as pots, kettles, and accessories to works of art that represent the times such as tea ceremony utensils, Japanese swords, and Buddhist bells, a wide variety of metalwork has been produced in each era.View more Metal items