GUINOMI - Large Sake Cup (Flared)
|Size:||Approx. 3" Diameter, 2" H|
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Dai's Irabo glaze ceramics capture the Japanese admiration for the imperfect and the withered. Entirely handmade in Takayama, Japan, these pieces age beautifully with use, as their texture smoothens and colors deepen.
Dai believes that the beauty of Japanese pottery comes from its "harmony with nature". In keeping with this philosophy, Dai does not compromise when it comes to selecting his ingredients, whether it be clay from a particular hill 20km away or ash that is produced naturally and locally. He also shuns all tools of mass production, even opting for the mechanically-operated wheel over its electronic counterpart.
This sake cup has a beautiful, slightly flared shape. Its colors are so remarkable, you'll be left wondering just how they were achieved! And the more you use the cup, the deeper and richer the colors become. It has a nice, earthy texture to start, which will smooth out as it gets broken in.
Guinomi is the word used to refer to sake drinkware that are larger than the smaller sakazuki sake cups but smaller than yunomi tea cups. Guinomi cups make great collector's items, too. It even comes in a custom Paulownia wood gift/storage box.
To better appreciate this sake cup, we encourage you to read about Koito Pottery, Dai, and his philosophy on pottery.