Sake Cup, Fully Hand Made [F] - KiGinKin |ᴷ| Hirokazu Ichikawa
Sake Cup, Fully Hand Made [F] - KiGinKin |ᴷ| Hirokazu Ichikawa
Sake Cup, Fully Hand Made [F] - KiGinKin |ᴷ| Hirokazu Ichikawa
Sake Cup, Fully Hand Made [F] - KiGinKin |ᴷ| Hirokazu Ichikawa
Sake Cup, Fully Hand Made [F] - KiGinKin |ᴷ| Hirokazu Ichikawa
Sake Cup, Fully Hand Made [F] - KiGinKin |ᴷ| Hirokazu Ichikawa

Sake Cup, Fully Hand Made [F]

Regular price ¥11,950
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Hand-made sake cup (guinomi), fully hand made.

KiGinKin Stock 10
Techniques Kyo-yaki
Materials Earthenware (ceramic)
Size [mm] (width, depth, height)
55 x 55 x 40
Weight [g]
80
Sake pairing? Absolutely yes!
There's only thing that beats the pleasure of finding a good sake that perfectly matches your food: enjoying it from in a cup that looks exactly the way you love it.
Everywhere you look, great chefs around the world are now finding original ways to pair fine Japanese sake with their amazing food. And we're not talking about raw fish and tempura: you can find it in French restaurants, Italian restaurants, or even at world-class, Michelin-starred restaurant noma, in Copenhagen. Mind-blowing pairings are happening everywhere, and the magic has just started happening.

Now, isn't this the right time to discover which sake best enhances your food? And a hand-made, top notch, light-blue sake cup might be all you need to start.


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Designed and made in Kyoto (Japan).

Product description
Enjoy sake from a unique-looking sake cup (called o-choko), made in potter Hirokazu Ichikawa's outstanding style.
With several factors making this item unique, it's hard to know where to begin. Let's give it a try.

- The shape: This cup is made using hand-made casts that allow the manufacturing of only few pieces each, making this an extremely rare piece of Kiyomizu-yaki. Thanks to this crafting technique, the cup has a thin rim, which is an unusual feature in sake cups and guarantees a neater feel when sipping.
- The color: The peculiar pale-blue color is obtained though the coating of each item with a unique mix of materials which, when fired, react and naturally create this color (see image below.) Not only is the mix prepared and applied by hand following Ichikawa's unique recipe: the potter is constantly experimenting to find the perfect tonality he has in mind, which means that an item made this year will look different from one made in the future. Additionally, the specific tonality of each single piece will depend on environmental conditions, such as the temperature inside the kiln and the distance of each piece from the fire.
- The packaging: The cup comes in an especially-designed hand-made wooden box, called kiribako.

As a result, each piece is as unique as it can get.

kiginkin fired pale blue procelain glaze

Instructions for use
The tradition suggests that you use this top-notch sake cup for your favorite sake at your favorite temperature. However, as the potter Hirokazu Ichikawa himself says, "I'd be curious to hear if non-Japanese people use it in other ways. I'm open to new ways to enjoy my pottery."

Care
Wash immediately after use with a non-abrasive detergent and a sponge. Wipe with a dry cloth after washing.

Warnings
• This product is fully hand made: minor differences between pieces may occur.
• Wash thoroughly before the first use, with a non-abrasive detergent and a sponge. Wipe with a dry cloth after washing.
• Do not dishwash.
• Do not microwave.
• Do not leave immersed in water or other liquids for long times.

Notes
• This product may not be returned. Items that you receive broken will be reimbursed. Please read our return policy to know more.
• The item shown on this page comes as single piece. Sets (flask + cup) are also available on KiGinKin, along with other items in the same series. Please check the manufacturer's collection page for more information.
• The kiribako box is traditionally made with very thin wood, and it is only intended for protection during shipping and storing. We will take the utmost care when placing the kiribako inside the shipping box; however, due to the delicate nature of a kiribako, it may crack before it reaches you. Please be aware that this is not considered a defect, and it won't result in a refund as long as the item itself is undamaged.
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