This delicate Sake Cup pairs wonderfully with the Wappa Cedar Sake Bottle.
Using straight grain Akita Cedar, Magewappa art craft was first developed in the beginning of the 17th Century. Its first form took the shape of a lunch box made by a woodcutter in the Odate area of Northern Japan. The Lord of Odate Castle then encouraged the technique in a samurai's work and it grew in popularity. In recent years the craft has been used as a base for the development of new techniques and modern design. Popular for its straight grain and light weight, the Akita Cedar used in these products is more than 250 years old. This Sake Cup holds temperatures - both warm and cool - very well and does not produce condensation on its surface.
Renowned for its resilience, strength and beauty, Akita Cedar is an ideal application for this Wappa Cedar Sake Cup from designer Shunji Kurimori. And cedar's natural tendency to resist cracking and fading makes this piece an enduring addition and beautiful accent to a range of dinnerware collections.
Material(s): Akita cedar wood
Dimensions: 2 fl oz, 2.25"Dia x 2"H
By: Christopher K., Homeowner (new york)
Truly an amazing piece of craft. A Lovely gift for any sake drinker.
Elegantly designed, a pleasure to drink from
By: Jon (New York, NY)
I ordered these as a gift for my partner (together with the Sake bottle), and we're both very happy with them. They are extremely lightweight (almost weightless!), and have this delightful effect of forcing you to slow down and savor your sake. A subtle cedar smell seems to enhance the taste of our sake. We're happy with the purchase!
Kurikyu's Japanese woodernware, or magewappa, is made with bending and coating techniques that brings out the beautiful texture and straight grins of Akita Cedar. With four centuries of history, magewappa are both beautiful handcrafts and everyday items. Magewappa products, remarkably lightweight and with bright fine grain patterns, comfortably match modern lifestyles. KURIKYU's wood products are admired as among the best in the industry, as they combine the firm's rich commitment to traditional techniques and forest cedar, with the sophistication of modern design. Kurikyu's products are both works of art and daily functional items.View other products from Kurikyu