Seigado Indigo Blue Copper Sake Warmer
This is a sake warmer that makes good sake even more delicious. It is made by Seigado, which has a workshop in Niigata Prefecture. The company mainly produces sake carafes and cups with a form that fits comfortably in the hand and a luster and strength that can only be achieved by forging and beating repeatedly.
Just put Tokkuri or Sake carafe in this sake warmer filled with hot water to warm it up. It can also be used on an open fire, but please use low heat when doing so. Due to its high thermal conductivity, please be careful when holding the handle after putting it on the fire. It is also suitable for filling with ice water and enjoying cold sake.
The copper plate is hammered to form the shape, and then hammered with a floral pattern. Using traditional techniques, the copper itself is colored golden purple and golden brown, and the finish is varied in hue. The handle is welded with silver wax to give it durability. The bottom of the vessel has been pounded to make four legs.
It is a perfect tabletop item to enjoy drinking time with family and friends.
- Dimension: D9.5cm(3.7in)xW13cm(5.1in)x H7cm(2.8in), Hole (D) 9.5cm (3.7in)
- Material: Copper
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Seigado
- Note: Due to the nature of copper, its color will gradually change as it is exposed to heat and used.
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.View more SEIGADO items
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.View more Metal items