Seikou Kiln Chidori Kutani Guinomi Sake Cup
This large sake cup features a Japanese traditional Chidori pattern. Kutani ware uses a brush for painting with Japanese coloring paint, as you can see the painted part is slightly thickened.
The smooth porcelain provides a rich yet delicate texture of Sake to the mouth. It is a perfect sake cup for celebrating occasions, such as New Year’s Day, birthday, and moving party.
Originally designed as a sake cup, but the size is also great for serving small portion of food, desserts, yogurt, fruits such as berries. Aso, you may put a small portion of food or relishes in, place it on a larger plate or into a bento box for more stylish and sophisticated food presentation.
Your favorite Sake cup makes your home bar little more special. We truly believe good sake equipment makes sake tastier.
- Dimension: D7.2cm(2.8in) x H5.2cm(2in)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Seikou Kiln
Chidori is a migratory bird in Japan. A Traditional pattern of Chidori with waves is called nami-chidori, representing overcoming the stormy sea of the world together with others. Accordingly, it is known to be a symbol of good fortune for happy marriage, family safety, and successful life.
"Overcome life's difficulties of stormy seas and pursue your dream life." Such a spirit of artisans is depicted as the motifs of nami-chidori, plovers flying over the ocean waves.
Seikou Kiln Chidori Series
The pattern of a bird flying over the waves (Chidori) is one of the famous Japanese patterns that have been composed in the Manyōshū and other books since ancient times.
Chidori is said to be an auspicious pattern for marital happiness and family safety, as it symbolizes the waves as a metaphor for life, and has the meaning of overcoming rough waves together.
ABOUT SEIKOU KILN
In early Taisho era, (about 100 years ago) Seikou Kiln opened its kiln in Nomi city of Ishikawa prefecture.
Seikou Kiln researched Japanese overglaze paint for Kutani for years. Finally, they realized the product with high quality like hand paint by printing paper. Transparency of glassy glaze and thick overglaze paint are as same quality as hand paint work.
“Expression which inherits Ko Kutani by using Japanese overglaze paint.”
“Consistent with improving quality of Kutani ware as a craft.”
“Offer unique elegance of Kutani ware in reasonable price which is acceptable for market.”
These 3 are principles of Seikou porcelain. With their as high quality as hand paint, Seikou tells attractiveness of Kutani ware to modern life. They won many awards such as at “Charming Japanese Souvenir Contest” by Japan Tourism Agency or at “Gourmet & Dining Style Show.
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.