Yoshidaya Peony Kutani Sakazuki Sake Cup
This Kutani Sakazuki sake cups is decorated with a large purple peony in Yoshidaya style.
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This shape with a shallow bottom and a large opening at the top has been used since ancient times, especially for celebratory occasions. According to one theory, people originally drank sake from shells, so the shape resembles that.
It is a perfect sake cup set for celebrating occasions, such as New Year's day, birthday, and moving party. Also it makes a special gift for people who love to drink sake with friends and family.
See also our Kutani sake collection to find a matching carafe for this item.
- Dimention: D7.5cm(3.0in)×H3cm(1.2in)
- Capacity: 40ml(1.4oz)
- Material: Porcelain - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
What is YOSHIDAYA Style?
Yoshidaya Style, which is one of the most famous traditional style of Kutani Ware, was first created by Yoshidaya Denemon in 1824. The four basic colors that are used within this plate are yellow, green, and aubergine. This style restored the painting style of Aote Ko-kutani. Yoshidaya painted the surface of the plate completely using only the 4 colors, yellow, green, dark blue and purple and never red.
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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.