Keizan Kiln White Porcelain "Toso" Arita Sake Set
This "Toso" sake set includes a handled sake pot and three sets of large, medium, and small sake cups, that can be used for various special occasions such as New Year's. Its simple design makes it suitable not only for celebrations but also for daily use.
Originally, "Toso" is a traditional Japanese New Year's celebration drink to drive away the evil spirits of the year and to wish for good health for the family. It is made from a mixture of 5 to 10 herbal medicines called "Tososan", which is soaked in sake or mirin (rice wine). The ingredients vary from region to region, and in modern times, sake is often drunk as "Toso".
Sake cups can be used as a small bowl to serve small dishes or delicacies, or placed on a larger plate to add more sophisticated feeling to your dining table.
The smooth texture of porcelain feels relaxing and soft to your mouth, bringing out the rich yet delicate taste of Sake. A beautiful and unique sake cup will surely enrich your special time.
Keizan Kiln is a kiln that has been making original Arita ware since 1957. The company specializes in tableware for daily use with careful painting that harmonizes with modern living. The combination of unique cobalt blue paint and the beautiful white porcelain is filled with the charm of Arita ware.
- Quantity: 1 sake pot and 3 cups
- Dimension: Sake Pot 15cm(5.9in) x 11cm(4.3in) x H13.5cm(5.3in), Cup Small D7cm(2.8in) x H2.8cm(1.1in), Cup Medium D8.5cm(3.3in) x H3cm(1.2in), Cup Large D10cm(4in) x H2.8cm(1.1in)
- Capacity: Sake Pot 300ml(10.1oz), Cup Small 15ml(0.5oz), Cup Medium 22ml(0.7oz), Cup Large 30ml(1oz)
- Material: Porcelain - Arita ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Keizan Kiln
ABOUT KEIZAN KILN
Keizan Kiln was founded in 1957 in search of the beauty of Sometsuke(blue and white ware). The motto of the Keizan Kiln's production is "to provide a comfortable life by making dishes that play the leading role." In line with this motto, the company specializes in daily-use tableware such as sake cups, Soba-choko (buckwheat noodle cups), and plates. The family has been keeping the family's light alive even after more than 60 years in business, with a desire to create and deliver their own original Arita Ware with their own hands. It is a kiln where you can feel the richness of spirit by using carefully painted tableware that harmonizes with your daily life.View more Keizan Kiln Items
ABOUT ARITA WARE
Arita Ware, made in the town of Arita in Saga Prefecture, is the oldest porcelain production area in Japan's history. Arita porcelain is characterized by its translucent white porcelain surface, dyeing using "Gosu" (indigo pigment), and gorgeous red painting using glassy overglaze pigments (red, green, yellow, purple, and blue). The pottery is highly durable and is produced in a wide variety of styles, from fine art to daily necessities. It was exported to Europe, where it was prized as fine art and called "white gold". Arita Ware is also a prestigious brand that is admired by ceramicists from other regions as a representative porcelain production area.View more Arita ware