Yoshita Kasho Turtle Maki-e Glass Sake Cup

JPY ¥24,800

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A fascinating piece of golden glass now features a serene miniature painting of a green turtle on its base.

This sake cup is coated with transparent lacquer, and its unevenly brushed layer creates a lavish and varied reflection, emanating from the gold leaves at the base.

The green turtle, meticulously hand-painted at the bottom, is detailed and protected by a layer of glass, ensuring the design remains unscratched. This heat-proof glass, made in Aomori Prefecture by Tsugaru Vidro, reflects the region's deep-rooted tradition in glassware craftsmanship.

The painting captures the essence of the peaceful marine creature, with its finely detailed shell and limbs, evoking tranquility and a connection with nature.

Accompanied by the elegant depiction of a green turtle, this sake cup transforms your home bar into something more special, impressing guests and family. It is believed that good sake ware enhances the flavor of sake.

Ideal for special occasions, whether enjoying sake alone or with others, this exquisite cup also serves as an extraordinary gift for sake enthusiasts, presented in a chic box bearing the Yoshita Kasho logo.

Yoshita Kasho, a renowned lacquer painting company in Ishikawa Prefecture, is celebrated for their innovative tableware crafts combining lacquer with traditional Aomori glassware, crafted using the Tsugaru Vidro technique. Their unique and modern products feature glass, gold, silver, and limpet shells, continuously striving to create unprecedented masterpieces in lacquerware, now beautifully exemplified by this green turtle motif.


  • Dimension: D 6cm (2.4 in) x H 5.5 cm (2.2 in)
  • Capacity: 50 ml (1.7 oz)
  • Box: 9.5 cm (3.7 in) x 9.5 cm (3.7 in) x H 8.0 cm (3.1 in)
  • Material: Glass
  • Origin: Made in Japan 
  • Brand: Yoshita Kasho


    Yoshita Kasho runs a lacquer painting company in Ishikawa Prefecture, highly renowned in Japan for their tableware crafts using lacquer and innovative designs. Their products are unique and modern in their application of lacquer painting on glassware. Their designs employ glass, gold, silver and limpet shells, forever aspiring to explore unprecedented creations in lacquerware.

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    about yamanaka lacquerware

    Yamanaka lacquerware is produced in the Yamanaka Onsen area of Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture, and has a history of about 400 years.
    The traditional techniques of Yamanaka lacquerware were highly evaluated and became known throughout Japan, despite a period of temporary interruption.
    It is characterized by the use of wood grain patterns to express a natural texture, and is made with great attention to detail.
    It was designated as a traditional craft by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry in 1975.