Zodiac Sake Cup,​ Dog,​ Gold Leaf

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These zodiac sake cups increase one by one each year.
Produced using 100% tin based on skills developed from the processing techniques of "casting", a traditional industry of Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture.
It has been traditionally said "water won't go bad if it's in a tin bowl" or "tin can get rid of an unpleasant flavor" and so has been used for sake cups and teacups.
As it has a high thermal conductivity, you can put it in the fridge for only 1-2 minutes and it will nicely chill any poured in drink, making it perfect for cold sake.
You can also enjoy delicious lukewarm sake with this.

The inner side is simple yet, if you turn it upside down, there is a realistic looking zodiac animal on the bottom.
Year by year, the types available increase.
As well as customers who get these sake cups for their own zodiac year or the year of family members, there are also those who have enjoyed collecting all types of these over 12 years.

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Item Description

●Materials: 100% tin,​ gold leaf
●Item Size: H38 Diameter 60mm
●Box Size: H45 W85 D85mm
●Weight (item only)[G]: 80
●Total Weight (including packaging materials)[G]: 120
●Made in Takaoka,​ Toyama Prefecture
●Brand Name: Nohsaku
●Handling Precautions:
・After use,​ wash with a mild kitchen detergent in the same way as other tableware using a soft cloth or sponge.
・Do not scrub with hard scourers. Also,​ as it is soft and becomes easily damaged,​ do not polish with cleansers.
・As it has a low melting point,​ do not put over an open flame.
・Do not put in the microwave.
・Do not put in the freezer as this will cause tin pest.
・Do not put in the dishwasher or dish-dryer.

Item No.  WJC01871

Item weight  120.00g