Imari ware (Arita ware) guinomi and tokkuri drinking ware
Since the taste of sake water is really delicate flavor, you would get a sense of the difference of the drinking ware. The Japanese ceramic sake cups and bottles fit for sake after all.
The surface of the Imari ware is mellow and graceful. It pours the water into your mouth slowly. So you can enjoy the taste and scent carefully.
The sake cups are so small. All the more, the craftsmen show their techniques for the shaping and coloring the potteries.
What is an Imari, Arita ware?
Imari-yaki and Arita-yaki belong to the Japanese porcelain. Though the people overseas would know the name of “Imari” rather than “Arita”, you may think that they are the almost same thing.
The history of the Arita-yaki started by the Korean potter Yi Sam-pyeong in the early 17th century. It is also the first production of the porcelain in Japan. Yi Sam-pyeong made the ascending kiln in Arita area, Saga Prefecture. So, they call the porcelain Arita-yaki (Arita ware).
By beginning the shipping to the other region in the country or abroad, they carried the Arita-yaki products from the Imari Port. That’s why the people in other country call it Imari.
Today, we call Imari-yaki and Arita-yaki according to each producing district.
The high-quality soil of the districts and 1300 ℃ baking make the porcelains hard. Though the products seem fragile, it has an excellent strength of the material. Furthermore, the potters stone contained much feldspar produces a fine-grained surface.
Pick up! Japanese ceramic cups and sets of Imari ware
Bud Style guinomi
Block up the sake sent.
Straight Style guinomi
The taste what it is.
Bowl Style guinomi
The taste feels milder. You can fully enjoy both of the taste and scent.
Trumpet or Plate Style guinomi