Seigado Tin Guinomi Sake Cup
This tin Guinomi sake cup 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.
It is produced using a technique called "Tsuiki'', in which craftsmen hammer metal plates one by one to create shapes and patterns. The shape around the mouth is slightly wavy, rather than flat, to convey the charm of handmade. The reflection of the patterns shines through, making it a beautiful product.
Tin was prized as a material suitable for storing water and other things because of its ability to purify what is put inside it. It is also suitable for enjoying the taste of alcohol itself since it does not retain any odor.
Due to its high thermal conductivity, it should be used for warm sake, not extra hot one. The moderate weight of this Guinomi is comfortable and allows you to enjoy a good sake slowly.
- Dimension: D6cm(2.4in) x H4cm(1.6in)
- Capacity: 70ml (2.3oz)
- Material: Tin
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: 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.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