Ceramic sake cup sets from 4 Japanese traditional crafts

Arita, Kiyomizu, Kutani, and Hagi pottery and porcelain sake cup sets from Amazon.com

 

KIYOMIZU Ware NISHIYAMA Kiln SAKE Cup Sets (Wooden Box) Kim GINPAKU AKIZUKI

 

A ceramic is a most popular drinking ware when the people drink sake in Japan. Though there are choko or guinomi cups of tin or glass, they are just for the cold sake and not for hot. On that point, we can enjoy both cold and hot the Japanese rice wine with the pottery or porcelain sake cups. Furthermore, there are all sorts of ceramic sake cups, it is fun to choose. When you have sets of the cups, the drinking with the family or friends would be more enjoyable! I would like to show you the sake cups of four famous Japanese ceramic, Arita (Imari) ware, Kiyomizu ware, Kutani ware, and Hagi hagi ware.

 

 

 

Arita (Imari) ware sake cup sets

Arita (Imari) ware is the traditional porcelain made in Arita region, Saga Prefecture. 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.

 

 

370cc Arita shochu sake cups

Arita-yaki ZEN pair shochu sake Cup handmade (370 cc) by Nishinihon-tohki

These sake cups are larger than the other because they are for drinking shochu (traditional Japanese distilled spirit). The hand-painted bicolor is so wonderful!

 

 

 

50cc Arita choko sake cups

ARITA Ware Silver glaze Flower shape SAKE Cup 2 pieces

 

It looks like a metal, but of course not. The craftsman’s careful work makes it. I hope that you take plenty of time to drink sake with the cups.

 

 

 

 

Arita guinomi sakecups

AT-3 Sake Cup Set

 

Arita guinomi sake cups

AT-2 Sake Cup Set

 

Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms are really typical Japanese things. The lower cups are able to contain less sake water, but you can more enjoy the scent.

 

 

 

View more! Arita sake cups and bottles

 

 

 

Kiyomizu (Kyo) ware sake cup sets

The origin of the Kiyomizu-yaki pottery dates back more than 1200 years in Kyoto! The soft colors and warm appearance are the features of the traditional ceramic. 

 

 

 

Kiyomizu guinomi sake cups, gold and silver

Kiyomizu-kyo yaki ware. Set of 2 Japanese Sake guinomi cups Gold and silver with wooden box. Ceramic. kymz-Gmv076

It is a sober color ceramic for Kiyomizu ware but gold and silver are impressive only that. Just like the moon at night.

 

 

 

 

Kiyomizu guinomi sake cups, gold and silver

Kiyomizu-kyo yaki ware. Set of 2 Japanese Sake guinomi cups gold and silver crane with wooden box. Ceramic. kymz-GMV079

 

The cups emphasize the brightness of the whole in contrast. Two cranes face each other.

 

 

 

 

Kiyomizu guinomi sake cups, blue and red

Kiyomizu-kyo yaki ware. Set of 2 Japanese Sake guinomi cups red raimon with wooden box. Porcelain. kymz-GRS285

The unique pattern is “Raimon” which means thunder pattern. That was introduced from China for a long long years ago.

 

 

 

 

 

Kiyomizu guinomi sake cups, red and blue

Kiyomizu-kyo yaki ware. Set of 2 Japanese Sake guinomi cups Red kanoko with wooden box. Porcelain. kymz-GRK374

 

As you see, they have the patterns not only on the outside but also the inside. Whenever you drink sake, the landscape is in the water.

 

 

 

 

 

Kiyomizu guinomi sake cups, pink and purple

Kiyomizu-kyo yaki ware. Set of 2 Japanese Sake guinomi cups mandarin ducks with wooden box. Porcelain. kymz-GIK376

The patterns are the mandarin ducks and flowers. A mandarin duck is the symbol of loving couple in Japan.

 

 

 

 

Kiyomizu choko sake cups, brown, blue, yellow, white, and green

 

KIYOMIZU Ware TOHAN Kiln SAKE Cup Set Flower

 

 

The beautiful five sake cups with deformation during firing. The technique of a craftsman and climate create them.

 

 

 

 

 

Kiyomizu 12 guinomi sake cups and a bowl

Kiyomizu-kyo yaki ware. Japanese Sake set tokkuri and guinomi cups Kyohoshuki rakuchurakugai with wooden box. Ceramic. kymz-toua427

 

The luxurly sets of sake cups and bowl. The paintings dipct “Rakuchu-rakugai-zu” the scenes of ancient Kyoto.

 

 

 

 

Kutani ware sake cup sets

The history of Kutani-yaki began in 1655. The first Daishoji Domain lord Maeda Toshiharu made Goto Saijiro learn the technique of Arita (Imari) ware and start the ceramic industry in his domain. The name of the village where the porcelain stone was produced was Kutani. So, they called the porcelain as “Kutani-yaki”.

 

 

 

Kutani guinomi sake cups, autumn and spring

Japanese drawn Ceramic Porcelain kutani ware. Japanese 2 sake cups set guinomi with wooden box. Spring and autumn." Japanese ceramic Hagiyakiya 705

 

A long-tailed tit is one of the smallest birds in Japan. The restlessly motion is really lovely!

 

 

 

 

 

Kutani guinomi sake cups, historical picutures

Jpanese traditional ceramic Kutani ware. Set of 5. Guinomi Sake cup. Histolical picture. With wooden box. ktn-K5-1163

 

These cups express the styles of Kutani ware in its history, including Kokutani-Style, Yoshida-ya Style, and Miyamoto-ya Style.

 

 

 

 

 

Kutani guinomi sake cups, blue and black

Jpanese traditional ceramic Kutani ware. Set of 2. Guinomi Sake cup. Yusai. With paper box. ktn-K5-1167

 

The cups with a modern painting have the shape of the Western cups. The smooth surfaces are really beautiful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kutani guinomi sake cups, dragon and tiger

Jpanese traditional ceramic Kutani ware. Set of 2. Guinomi Sake cup. Dragon and tiger. With wooden box. ktn-K5-1166

 

The relation between dragon and tiger represents that two powerful heroes who are evenly matched in ability in Asia. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kutani guinomi sake cups, pine, bamboo, plum trees

Kutani ware pottery, 3 pieces of sake cups, Shochikubai (Pine Bamboo Plum) AK5-1159

 

 

Pine, bamboo and plum trees are the symbol of a happy event. The cups are the best for celebrating.

 

 

 

 

Kutani guinomi sake cups, the Seven Deities of Good Fortune

Jpanese traditional ceramic Kutani ware. Set of 7. Guinomi Sake cup. Shichifukujin seven gods. With wooden box. ktn-K5-1162

 

Ebisu, Daikokuten, Benzaiten, Bishamonten, Fukurokujujin, Jurojin, and Hotei. 

 

 

 

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Hagi ware sake cup sets

The feudal lord of Hagi Domain (today’s Yamatuchi Prefecture) Mōri Terumoto treated the potteries Lee Shakuko and Lee Kei (brother) with hospitality and made them create a pottery of Hagi in the late 16the century. It was the origin of Hagi-yaki.

 

 

Hagi shochu sake cups, by Yamato Kiyoshi

Set of 2 Shochu sake cups with wooden box made by Kiyoshi Yamato. Japanese ceramic Hagi ware.

 

 

Hagi shochu sake cups, bu Yamato Kiyoshi

Set of 2 Shochu sake cups with wooden box made by Kiyoshi Yamato. Japanese ceramic Hagi ware.

 

 

Hagi shochu sake cups, by Yamato Kiyoshi

 

Set of 2 Shochu sake cups with wooden box made by Kiyoshi Yamato. Japanese ceramic Hagi ware.

 

 

 

Hagi shochu sake cups, by Yamato Kiyoshi

Set of 2 Shochu sake cups with wooden box made by Kiyoshi Yamato. Japanese ceramic Hagi ware.

 

 

Yamato Kiyoshi (1953-) is the traditional craftsman of Hagi ware, and his father and son are also Hagi ware artisan. The craftsman of Meizen Kiln won the prizes and held the exhibitions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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