Why We Love It
This authentic Kyoto 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.
Featuring an exquisite hand-painted bamboo design in the sometsuke (cobalt blue) style, is a classic symbol of strength, resilience, and good fortune in Japan. Each piece in this limited-edition set is meticulously crafted by highly skilled artisans using time-honored techniques, resulting in a stunning, one-of-a-kind work of art.
Perfect for gift giving or displaying in your own home, this Kyoto Ware Sake Set is an investment in quality and beauty that will last for years to come.
Why Choose a Sake Set from Kyoto
Kiyomizu-yaki (清水焼) and Kyo-yaki (京焼) ceramics have enjoyed over four centuries of history. The names refer to pottery produced around Higashiyama in Kyoto, or within the wider city area. Kyoto ware is today a highly valued and government-designated traditional Japanese craft. Since Kyoto was long the seat of Japan’s Imperial Court, Kyoto ware is renowned for its stately elegance and ornate decoration.
Kyoto ware is mostly handmade in small quantities. It is especially prized for its exquisite hand-painted ceramics. These intricately drawn designs often depict the graceful scenery of Kyoto’s four seasons as well as reproducing other masterpieces in pottery form. These are highly decorative works of art that showcase classic luxury that are rarely found anywhere else in Japan.
Touan Kiln, founded in 1926 at Higashiyama Sennyu-ji Temple in Kyoto, has been manufacturing Kyoto-Kiyomizu ware for almost 100 years. With around twenty craftsmen currently employed, Touan is now one of the largest and most renowned kilns in Kyoto.
Caring For Your Bizen Ware Sake Set
After use, the sake bottle and cups should be rinsed thoroughly with hot water, which will help them to dry faster.
- 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
- As each handmade product is unique, there will be differences in size, color, and pattern from the photographs above.
- Sake bottle: ⌀ 2¾” (7cm), height 6” (16cm)
- Sake cup: ⌀ 2” (5.5cm), height 2½” (6cm)
- Product code: 95101WH
This is a wonderful set—great for gift giving. It looks hand crafted, with the classic bamboo pattern. Special.