Katakuchi sake bowls from Japanese tradtional crafts

Katakuchi sake servers of the Japanese ceramic, tin product, and cut glass

Japanese traditional ceramic Hagi ware. Aohagi blue katakuchi lipped bowl made by Keita Yamato.

Commonly, the Japanese people temporarily pour sake water in a bottle (tokkuri) or server (katakuchi) before they drink it with a cup (choko or guinomi). When they drink sake, they enjoy not only the taste of the water but also the feeling of the vessels. 

 

A katakuchi has a long history in the country. It was excavated from the ruin of Heijokyo which was the capital of the Nara Period (710-794). Since then, the times and circumstances have made the katakuchis of the various materials. Earthenware, wood, porcelain, tin, and glass.

 

The katakuchi of the kanji is “片口”. It means “a mouth on one side”. Since the shape is like a tumbler, you can enjoy the smell of the sake generously. That is the difference from a tokkuri.

 

I would like to introduce you the bird-like drinkware from the famous and traditional crafts in Japan.

 



Traditional crafts katakuchi sake vessels

 

Imari ware/Arita ware (Saga Prefecture)

Imari-yaki/Arita-yaki is the oldest porcelain in Japan. Though the products seem fragile, it has an excellent strength of the material. It has a clear and strong colors. 

 

Arita TaKiyoshikama hospitality of Sake lid annotation device gilt 477011-770

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arita TaKiyoshikama hospitality of Sake lid annotation device silver foil 477012-770

 

 

 

 

 

With cups

 

Arita Sakura connection Sake assortment Made in Arita, Japan55186

 

 

 

 

 

Arita Fukuju with crest lid Katakuchi u0026 Sake look set 180cc / 110cc TaKiyoshikama tse0163

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arita Ware Katakuchi Sake Set Dragon

 

 

 

 

ARITA Ware Mat White SAKE Botle + SAKE Cup

 

 

 

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Imari (Arita) ware sake cups

 

Kutani ware (Ishikawa Prefecture)

Ishikawa Prefecture, the producing area of Kutani ware, flourished as a prosperous cultural region. The crafts of Ishikawa are rich in many colors including gold. But it never loses elegance.

 

With cups

 

Jpanese traditional ceramic Kutani ware. Sake Tokkuri bottle and sake cups. Sake set. Golden leaves. With paper box. ktn-K5-1181

 

 

 

 

 

Jpanese traditional ceramic Kutani ware. Sake Tokkuri bottle and sake cups. Sake set. Silver leaf blue. With paper box. ktn-K5-1187

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jpanese traditional ceramic Kutani ware. Sake Tokkuri bottle and sake cups. Sake set. Japanese snake gourd. With paper box. ktn-K5-1182

 

 

 

 

 

Jpanese traditional ceramic Kutani ware. Sake Tokkuri bottle and sake cups. Sake set. Jumping rabbit. With paper box. ktn-K5-1180

 

 

 

 

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Kutani ware sake cups

 

Hagi ware (Yamaguchi Prefecture)

The texture of a Hagi ware is soft and plump. Most of the wares don’t have painting. They express the beauty with only the shapes and the colors and patterns of the clay and glaze.

 

Japanese traditional ceramic Hagi ware.Shirohagi white lipped bowl made by Kiyoshi Yamato.

 

 

 

 

 

 

White glaze tokkuri sake lipped bowl made by Sohei Matsuno. Hagi yaki Japanese ceramic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hagi yaki Japanese ceramic. Tokkuri sake bottle made by Tori Yoshino.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With cups

Japanese ceramic Hagi-ware. Set of sake bottle server and 2 sake cups with wooden box. shuto15351

 

 

 

 

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Hagi ware sake cups

 

 

Tin products of Nousaku (Toyama Prefecture)

Takaoka City in Toyama Prefecture where NOUSAKU CORPORATION locates has a more than 400 years old history. Nousaku inherits the traditional casting technique and creates the new and slick products.

 

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[This] [tin] Nousaku best side of the story to [Takaoka traditional craft brand] present - small (japan import)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With cups

 

Nousaku traditional crafts single-ended small sake set luxury gift box packaging 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nousaku lipped bowl (large), twin traditional craft set, luxury gift box packaging, gift items

 

 

 

 

 

Nousaku tin bamboo type Sake set 50 130

 

 

 

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Nousaku tin sake cups

 

 

Edo-kiriko cut glass (Tokyo Prefecture)

The fine patterns that the craftsmen make by hand show the beutiful glittering with sake. Edo-kiriko represents the minds of “iki” (粋, elegant and frank) perfectly.

 

 

Kagami Crystal (KAGAMI CRYSTAL) Edo Kiriko cold sake Katakuchi < Cloisonne > traditional craftsmen Nabeya Satoshi 320cc J69-2715CCB

 

 

 

 

 

Kagami Crystal (KAGAMI CRYSTAL) Edo Kiriko cold sake Katakuchi < traditional craftsman root Tatsuya > 300cc J67-2711CMP

 

 

 

 

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Edo-kiriko sake cups

 





 

 

 

 

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