Sakura and Autumn Leaves Kutani Guinomi Sake Cup
Premium handmade Japanese Sake cup made by a renowned Kutani ware artist, Mr. Hiroki Yoshida. Two popular motifs in Japan, Sakura (cherry blossoms) in spring and autumn leaves, are drawn together.
The shape is made by hand using a potter's wheel, and the natural curves are comfortable in the hand. It also has a finish that leaves the roughness of the clay, allowing you to feel the natural charm of the stoneware, which feels relaxing and soft to your mouth, bringing out the rich yet delicate taste of Sake.
It comes in an original wooden box which makes it a perfect gift for your loved one.
Highly recommended to pair this with Sake carafes from our Kutani ware collection for a more unified and beautiful Japanese table setting.
- Dimension: D6.2cm(2.4in) x H4.8cm(1.9in)
- Capacity: 85ml(2.9oz)
- Material: Stoneware - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Mr. Hiroki Yoshida
- Notes: Special wooden box included
Mr. Hiroki Yoshida
Hiroki Yoshida, a traditional craftsman, is known for creating heart-warming stoneware created by the rich colors of Kutani Gosai (five colors of Kutani) and natural textures of the clay. He has been selected for numerous art exhibitions and has received national and international attention.
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.