Before first use please soak in water for ten minutes as this will prevent it from staining easily. Each time after use, wipe off water and dry thoroughly before storing.
Japanese Sake Cup
|Product||Blue, white and clay sake cup|
|Maker||Hosai XVI of Asahiyaki|
|Origin||Uji, Kyoto, Japan|
|Glaze||Geppaku ("Moon White"), white, clear|
|Dimensions||Ø7.5 x 3.5cm|
|Artist's mark||Seal to base|
|Packaging||Wooden box (kiribako)|
Each item is handmade therefore sizes, colour and glazing may vary slightly.
Matsubayashi Hosai (松林豊斎) was born in 1980 and assumed the name of Hosai XVI in 2016, as the 16th generation of the Asahiyaki kiln. Located in the Uji region of Kyoto prefecture: Japan’s historic centre for tea cultivation, the Asahiyaki kiln has kept its fires burning for over 400 years, counting samurai to the reigning Imperial Family as clients.
In his work, Hosai XVI continues the aesthetic tradition of celebrated tea master Kobori Enshu (1578-1645), who had bestowed the sobriquet of “Asahi” to the workshop back in the 17th century. Hosai XVI is famed for his irregular forms and bright colours, particularly the development of the pellucid sky blue “Geppaku” glaze that is now a hallmark of Asahiyaki.