Why We Love It
This authentic Mino ware sake set features two handcrafted sake cups and a sake bottle in a custom-made paulownia wooden box, signed by the artist making it a truly unique gift for sake lovers.
Each piece in this award-winning Mino ware sake set is artfully created by master artisans employing age-old techniques. The initial stage of molding utilizes a traditional casting method known as gaba casting. This exceptional craftsmanship gives life to exquisite curves and nuanced expressions, which are further accentuated by the addition of pure gold accents.
Perfect for gift giving or displaying in your own home, this Mino ware sake set is a proud recipient of the Gold Award at the esteemed 2022 Omotenashi Selection.
Why Choose a Sake Set from Mino
Mino ware (美濃焼), originating from the historic Mino Province (now Gifu Prefecture), is a cherished Japanese pottery with a history spanning over 1300 years. Renowned for its high-grade clay and diverse crafting techniques, Mino ware has been officially designated as a traditional Japanese craft in recognition of its historical evolution.
From vibrant hues to intricate detailing, Mino ware is loved for its versatility and timeless elegance. Today, Mino ware stands as the most prolifically produced pottery in Japan, constituting over 60% of all traditional Japanese tableware.
Yamai Pottery has been a key producer in the making of Mino ware for over 60 years. Originally crafting religious artifacts, they have since broadened their repertoire to encompass a diverse array of tableware, including this award-winning sake set.
Caring For Your Mino Ware Sake Set
After enjoying your sake, soak the bottle and cups in hot water for 10 minutes to remove any residue. Rinse with hot water for quicker drying. Use a thin brush and dish soap for interior cleaning. For stubborn stains, opt for chlorine bleach or baking soda. Once dry, cover openings with wrap and store facing upwards.
- Sake set, comprising a ceramic sake bottle and two sake cups
- Handmade in Japan
- Free gift-wrapping in Japanese furoshiki cloth
- Includes custom-made wooden box, signed by the artist
- Mino ware from Yamai Pottery
- As each handmade product is unique, there will be differences in size, color, and pattern from the photographs above.
- Sake bottle: ⌀ 3½” (8.45cm), height 4½” (11cm), capacity 17.2 fl.oz (510ml)
- Sake cup: ⌀ 2½” (6.5cm), height 1½” (3.3cm)
- Product code: 96120WH