Souraku-An Blue Peony Cylindrical Sake Set
This Japanese sake set features bright blue peony by Tsuyoshi Sato, artisan known for his use of bright colors and florals. Using the technique of ink brush painting, his works have a sense of dynamism and unique expression.
With brush painting, which is a characteristic of Kutani ware, a thick peony motif is drawn as if it bloomed on white porcelain, and the center is decorated with gold leaf.
It comes with 1 sake carafe and 2 sake cups.
The smooth texture of porcelain feels relaxing and soft to your mouth, bringing out the rich yet delicate taste of Sake.
Your favorite Sake set makes your home bar little more special and impress the guests and family.
It is perfect for a special occasion when enjoying sake alone or with guests, and also an extraordinary gift for ones who love Japanese sake.
- Quantity: 1 sake carafes and 2 cups
- Dimension: Cup D6.2cm(2.44in) x H6.4cm(2.51in)
- Capacity: Carafe 180ml(6.0oz), Cup 50ml(1.7oz)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Souraku-an
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Souraku-an is a pottery company headed by Tsuyoshi Sato, who is a traditional Kutani ware craftsman, and consists of creative and ambitious young craftsmen.It was founded in 2013. The founder of Souraku-an, Mr. Sato, is a ceramic artist who learned Kutani ware technique and also mastered the ink painting technique to create his own unique works.
They value the classical aesthetics of traditional Kutani ware and strive to make the most of the intrinsic charm of materials such as clay and paint.
Each item is individually formed and fired on a potter's wheel, then carefully painted with a brush using the traditional five colors of Kutani ware, and fired again in a kiln. With the aesthetic sense that has been handed down from generation to generation in Kutani ware, they strive to make the most of the intrinsic charm of clay, glaze, and paint.
About kutani ware
Kutani ware is a type of pottery produced in the Kaga region of Ishikawa Prefecture and it has a history of over 350 years.
It is characterized by the heavy brilliance of the five colors of green, yellow, red, purple, and navy blue that are applied to the bold and daring lines.
Its long history has evolved through the tireless efforts and enthusiasm of people who have sought innovation while maintaining tradition.
In the early 1700s, the Kutani kilns were closed, but about 80 years later they were opened and Kutani ware was revived.
The beauty of the various styles and methods of painting is known as "Japan Kutani" and is highly regarded around the world.