Red Phoenix Kutani Sakazuki Flat Sake Cup

USD $123

Premium Kutani "Sakazuki" flat sake cup with a drawing of a graceful phoenix in red and gold, made by Mr. Yoshinori Fukuda. Detailed figures drawn in red and added golden decorations are characteristic of this Iidaya and Akae style.

"Sakazuki" is the most ancient style, and the way people hold the sides and bottom of the cup with both hands symbolizes the Japanese sake culture.

A dynamic phoenix flying in the sky is depicted in a shaded finish that shows delicate yet bold brushwork. The outside of the cup is also painted in Akae style, giving it a beautiful finish from every angle. The phoenix is famous as a symbol of immortality and it is said to bring love and happiness.

It comes with the beautiful box made of paulownia wood, light and suitable for storing the cup in a great condition.

This special sake cup with the tradition of Kutani ware is recommended for celebrations and as a gift. This piece of art will bring your home bar an authentic Japanese atmosphere.


  • Quantity: 1
  • Dimension: D7.5cm(3in) x H3.2cm(1.3in)
  • Capacity: Cup 40ml(1.4oz)
  • Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
  • Origin: Made in Japan
  • Brand: Mr. Yoshinori Fukuda
  • Notes: Special wooden box included


    Iidaya/Akae Style

    Detailed figures drawn in red, fine patterns for the rim and some added golden ornaments are characteristic of this style. The detailed drawings in the Iidaya/Akae style are truly remarkable.

    Mr. Yoshinori Fukuda

    Mr. Yoshinori Fukuda, a traditional craftsman, has been awarded many prizes in successive art exhibitions and is highly regarded both in Japan and abroad. He has mastered the techniques of various traditional Kutani porcelain styles such as Akae, Yoshidaya and Ko-kutani, and has a wide range of skills in the art of Kutani ware. From beautiful natural scenery to living creatures in motion, he captures them in the style of Japanese paintings with a delicate touch. Please feel the art piece created by applying Kutani colors to the beautiful porcelain.

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    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.

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    A perfect gift

    A perfect gift for my father’s 80th birthday! The gorgeous details of the Phoenix will celebrate his birthday sake.



    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review! We are so grateful for your kind words. We wish a very special birthday for your father :)