A sakazuki sake cup with a hand-painted sumo pattern that brings to mind Japan.
In 1616, high quality kaolinite was discovered in Izumiyama, Arita, and a kiln was set up. Here, white porcelain was successfully fired for the first time in Japan. This is all thanks to Yi Sam-Pyeong, the forefather of Aritayaki. (Yi Sam-Pyeong is a potter brought back to Japan by Hideyoshi Toyotomi's troops who had been dispatched to Korea.)
The word Aritayaki currently refers to porcelain fired in the area of Arita, Saga Prefecture. There are many overglaze paintings on translucent white porcelain in indigo, red, yellow, green etc., and there are 3 styles of historically discussed Aritayaki - Imari style, Kakiemon style and Nabeshima clan style.
●Size details (approx.): Opening Diameter 8.3cm, Height 5.0cm
●Weight (Item only): approx. 88g
●Weight (including packaging material): approx. 118g
●Made in Ureshino, Saga Prefecture
●Brand Name: Aritayaki
*Do not use on an open flame.
*Do not use in an oven.
*Avoid washing in a dishwasher.
*When using this in the microwave, sudden temperature change may cause breakage. Avoid cooling/heating suddenly.
*Do not subject to strong impacts. This may cause damage or injury.
*Do not drag on a tabletop etc. This may cause scratching. Please handle with care.
*Before use, thoroughly immerse in hot or room temperature water or boil in the water used to wash rice. This will stop the item from becoming stained easily. Also when serving, immerse item in water before use. This will prevent the oil or sauce from staining the surface.
*To keep item beautiful for a long time, washing by hand is recommended.
*When hand washing, use a synthetic kitchen detergent and soft sponge or cloth.
*Metal scourers, sponges with polishing agents, cleansers etc have adverse effects on the item surface so do not use them.
*Porcelain will show stains after repeated use. This can be removed by using common bleach.
*Please take extra care when washing, particularly on areas such as the outside and bottom rim, where fingerprints show up easily.
*Cracked or chipped items may injure the hand or mouth so do not use them.
*Do not use for anything other than its intended purpose.
*Do not use in a microwave.
*As each item is hand made one by one, the color, pattern etc., may differ slightly from the photos.
*Porcelain and ceramic are shaped items made with finely ground clay. The densely formed ware is then fired in a kiln. When flicked with the finger you will hear a metallic sound. The sound shows the density and degree of water resistance the ware has. In this sense, please kindly understand that this is similar in nature to glass.
*Should there be no stock, item manufacture will take place after order placement. Depending on the item, delivery may be delayed. Contact customer service regarding the delivery date.
Item No. W11252
Item weight 118.00g