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Handmade Sake Cups from the Tamba Area's Kilns Ceramic & Pottery Glazes Tamba Ceramics
Handmade Sake Cups from the Tamba Area's Kilns Ceramic & Pottery Glazes Tamba Ceramics
Handmade Sake Cups from the Tamba Area's Kilns Ceramic & Pottery Glazes Tamba Ceramics
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Handmade Sake Cups from the Tamba Area's Kilns

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These handmade sake cups were produced in Hyogo Prefecture's Tamba area by craftsman Tanaka Satoshi. Their slightly uneven but easy to hold texture is the ultimate expression of an artisans love of his work.

As with most wears hailing from the Tamba area, these sake cups are fully functional but have an austere beauty. Since each one is handmade in the local kilns by Tanaka Satoshi, each sake cup has its own unique contours.

Note that these sake cups are durable enough for the dishwasher or the microwave but you should refrain from putting them in the oven as they may crack.

🔥 About the Tamba Area's Wares

Located to the north of Kobe in the middle of western Honshu, the Tamba area is renowned as being one of Japan's top six sources for ceramics. Believed to date as far back as Japan's Heian period (794-1185), this kiln has an impressive historical legacy.

Products hailing from the Tamba area have a unique ash covered hue which is the result of baking clay at approximately 1300℃ for over sixty hours. This high heat chemical reaction is one of the facets that sets Tamba's wears apart from other kilns in Japan.