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Set includes sake carafe, 2 cups 3 small plates and 2 small chopstick stands.
- Sake carafe measures H: 4.15" D: 1.3" W: 4.15 Carafe has a 7.4 oz. capacity
- Sake cup measures H: 6.4" Diameter: 1.85"
- Small Plates and Chopstick Stands measures H: 1.3 D: 2.4" W: 3.55"
- Made in Japan
Made in Gifu by the prestigious, fine porcelain producer, Miyama, this carafe, two cup, three plate and two chopstick stand set is of the highest quality porcelain made. It is fired in a kiln at 2400 degrees F in order to ensure and produce the whitest porcelain available. The clay slip has a high volume of vitreous soil which is a soil that is rich in glass content lending itself to producing luminous, long-lasting mino ware.
This seven piece set demonstrates both visual and functional perfection with an accent on tradition and grace. Although it appears to have advanced clean contemporary lines the design of this Yururi Sake Set in fact is based on ancient crafting techniques and traditional shapes ensuring fluidity and ease of use. Sake connoisseurs will recognize the distinct shape of the straight lined with a slight flare, 1.85 inch cups as choko cups which are known for smoothness on the lips. The ultra snow white finish renders it compatible with various other tableware, while its sheer beauty and shape is sure to complement any intimate gathering.
The origin of Mino Ware quality porcelain is believed to be from the Tono Region of Gifu Prefecture in Japan about seven centuries ago. Known for its abundance of clay, the region continues today to produce the vast majority of Japanese tableware. Because of the prolific amount of Japanese tea parties the firing and finishing of porcelain sets reached a peak at the turn of the century before falling victim to wars, recessions and mass manufacturing and copying of original designs.
It is of no surprise that Mino Ware was finally designated a traditional Japanese craft in 1978, approximately 1000 years after its humble beginnings in the kilns built into mountainsides of Tono.