SEIGADO GOLDEN BROWN COPPER GUINOMI SAKE CUP
¥22,100

Seigado Golden Brown Copper Guinomi Sake Cup

JPY ¥22,100
This Guinomi Sake Cup made by Seigado, a metalworking workshop in Niigata Prefecture, features a golden brown color. After copper is melted and made into a sheet, it is hammered into shape using a technique called "Tsuiki" to create a seamless piece. 

The inside is tin-plated as it is suitable for storing water and other liquids because of its ability to purify what is put inside. It is also suitable for enjoying the taste of alcohol itself since it does not retain any odor.

This beautiful surface of golden brown coloration is the result of very delicate work as shown below.

1. A single copper sheet is hammered into shape and then cleaned to remove any oil or other contaminants. 
2. Soaked in a sulfurizing solution to form an artificial rust coating.
3. Next, the black rust is polished off from the entire surface of the sake cup, taking into consideration the design and coloring of each piece. The black color is left only on the hammered surface to accentuate the shading.
4. Finally, the piece is soaked in boiling color solution made by traditional technique to develop a golden-brown color.

The color is brighter than that of ordinary sulfurized brown copper. As it is carefully used, it becomes more austere and atmospheric, and its color develops into a deeper hue.

Seigado has a workshop at the foot of Mt. Yahiko in Niigata Prefecture, where high quality copper was discovered about 300 years ago and "Tsuiki'', the technique of hammering copperware has developed since then.

"Tsuiki'' is a metalworking technique that is derived from the words 'hammer' and 'raise', so this process literally means hammering and embossing copperware products. The traces of the hammering, the process of making are left as beautiful patterns on the products.

PRODUCT DETAIL

  • DimensionD5.7cm(in)×H4cm(in)
  • Capacity: 80ml(2.7oz)
  • Material: Copper, Tin
  • Origin: Made in Japan
  • Brand: Seigado

 

ABOUT SEIGADO

Seigado has a workshop at the foot of Mt. Yahiko in Niigata Prefecture, where high quality copper was discovered about 300 years ago and "Tsuiki'', the technique of hammering copperware has developed since then. "Tsuiki'' is a metalworking technique that is derived from the words 'hammer' and 'raise', so this process literally means hammering and embossing copperware products. The traces of the hammering, the process of making are left as beautiful patterns on the products. There's a saying in Japan that things improve with good use, and Seigado's products have a charm that naturally makes us want to take good care of them. 

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About METALWORKS

In Japan, gold, silver, copper, tin, and iron are called "Gokin (five metals)" and have been used as materials for metalworking since ancient times. Each metal has a different luster, workability, strength, thermal conductivity, heat retention, moisture resistance, corrosion resistance, etc., and techniques to utilize these characteristics have developed in various regions.From daily necessities such as pots, kettles, and accessories to works of art that represent the times such as tea ceremony utensils, Japanese swords, and Buddhist bells, a wide variety of metalwork has been produced in each era.

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07/09/2024
Anonymous
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Very beautiful piece

07/11/2024

MUSUBI KILN

It is our honor that you think this cup is very beautiful. We are so thankful that you enjoy the beauty of our products. If you have any questions, please ask us anytime!!

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11/03/2023
May L.
Malaysia Malaysia
I recommend this product

Gift made with love.

Beautiful to hold and use. Drinking sake with this handsomely hand hammered molded into perfection. Wonderful blessing. Thank you.

04/05/2024

MUSUBI KILN

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