Gatomikio TOHKA YUNAGI Yamanaka Lacquerware Ochoko Sake Cup
The name "TOHKA" means transparent, referring to the way the wood grain is enhanced through each piece.
The smooth texture of natural wood feels relaxing and soft to your mouth, bringing out the rich yet delicate taste of Sake.
Made of Betula grossa, a hard wood known as a high-class material with good workability due to its elasticity.
Pair this sake cup with GATO MIKIO's TOHKA KAKUSEN Sake Carafe for a more unified and beautiful table setting.
All products of GATO MIKIO uses wood turning techniques called "Kijibiki", by which logs carved into products while rotating the wood‐turning lath.
GATO MIKIO's delicate and modern design is unusual for traditional Japanese lacquered tableware. It is created by a design team of several product designers who are active around the world.
Taking advantage of the goodness of traditional crafts such as woodwork products and lacquer, it has a functional beauty that blends into everyday life.
- Quantity: 1 cup
- Dimension: D6cm(2.3in) x H4cm(1.5in)
- Capacity: 45ml(1.5oz)
- Material: Wood - Yamanaka Lacquerware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: GATO MIKIO
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ABOUT GATO MIKIO
GATO MIKIO was founded in 1908 as Gado Woodworks in Yamanaka Onsen, Ishikawa Prefecture, the town of the potter's wheel.
They inherited the philosophy of the woodworkers who used the wheel to carve wood to make bowls, trays, and other woodwork, and have always valued the beautiful grain of the wood and the perfection of the carefully ground wood.
And they have made many lacquer ware products with a focus on the perfection of the wood.
Precision of their woodwork
The reason why their products attract people is because they combine the traditional techniques of Yamanaka lacquerware with a modern sensibility in their designs.
The beauty of their lacquerware will continue to grow with time, and will not fade over decades.
about yamanaka lacquerware
Yamanaka lacquerware is produced in the Yamanaka Onsen area of Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture, and has a history of about 400 years.
The traditional techniques of Yamanaka lacquerware were highly evaluated and became known throughout Japan, despite a period of temporary interruption.
It is characterized by the use of wood grain patterns to express a natural texture, and is made with great attention to detail.
It was designated as a traditional craft by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry in 1975.