Designed and made in Kyoto (Japan).
Hand-made sake flask (tokuri).
The peculiar light-blue color is the result of Naoto Suzuki's unique glaze, made mixing materials and with a total of four kiln firings. The potter and artist will manually apply each layer of glaze then fire the items. The result is a multi-layered color, with several tones of light blue appearing over one another. The final effect sports a beautiful balance between raw looks and fine shapes.
Since each glazing and firing is an irreplicable process run by hand, there is not one piece that will look the same as another.
Designed and made by Kyoto-based potter and artist Naoto Suzuki (Kyoto), 4th generation potter of Kyo-yaki.
A subtle Japanese feel, with a unique universal twist of fine artisanship.
The item comes in an especially designed, Kyoto-made wooden box, called kiribako.
Instructions for use
Pour your favorite sake in the flask and heat it up in hot water to make hot sake (see our article about Japanese sake to know more), or serve at room temperature.
Serve directly from the flask into your favorite cup and enjoy. Matching cups and sets also available on KiGinKin.
Wash immediately after use. Wipe the outside with a dry cloth, and let the inside dry naturally.
• This product is fully hand made: differences between pieces may occur, especially in color.
• Wash before the first use, with a non-abrasive detergent and a soft sponge. Wipe the outside with a dry cloth, and let the inside dry naturally. Do not scrub.
• Do not dishwash.
• Do not microwave.
• Do not leave immersed in water or other liquids for long times.
• 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 a single piece. Sets 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.
Naoto Suzuki is a fourth-generation potter based in Yamashina, Kyoto. Suzuki specializes in what is known as Kiyomizu-yaki, a type of pottery made in the area in Kyoto known as Kiyomizu-yaki Danchi. He is also an active player in one of Japan's highest-level art exhibitions, the Nitten, both as a regular exhibitor since 1996, and as a member of the council and jury.
Tableware by Suzuki is regularly used at WA Theater Restaurant in Sai Kung (Hong Kong.)
Naoto Suzuki is the grandson of world-class Japanese potter Osamu Suzuki, author of innovative Kiyomizu-yaki art from the early '900s.
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