|Time Until Shipping||5 days|
|Awards||Good Design Award|
|Contents||5 cups, 1 sake pot|
|Capacity||Sake container: 180ml (6.1oz)|
|All Material||Cedar, Cherry bark|
This Odate Bentwood work consisting of a sake pot and 5 sake cups is the perfect gift for any sake lover.
The cups are a combination of Japanese traditional craft techniques and contemporary design. The beauty of the sake pot comes from the simplicity of its design, the natural grain of the cedar wood and the dark cherry bark used to fix the ends of the bentwood sheets to each other. The pot is very elegant and very comfortable when pouring sake into the cups.
The sake cups and the sake pot both received the "Good Design Award".
Japanese Odate Bentwood work is made of Japanese cedar cut into very thin slices. The wood is cooked in boiling water until it becomes flexible so that it can be bended into various shapes. The end pieces of the bentwood are fixed together with dark cherry bark, which not only makes a nice dark accent on the light wood but also creates a durable and natural bond.
Kurikyu Bentwood is known for its high quality Bentwood work typical for the city of Odate in northern Japan. The company is run by Shunji Kurimori who represents the sixth generation of proprietors. He received many awards for his craft and also exhibited in many countries outside of Japan.
|Material:||Japanese Cedar, Cherry bark|
|Contents:||5 cups, 1 sake pot (180ml /6.1oz)|
Please do not use boiling water when cleaning your Odate bentwood. Ideally, the crafts are washed with tepid water and tenderly wiped down with a cloth straight after. Scrubbing, brushing and the use of cleansers may damage the product.
Also avoid storing the product in direct sun light as this may affect the color.
Kurikyu was established in Odate in 1874. It is currently run by the 6th generation of the Kurimori family. Shunji Kurimori, who mastered the craft at the age of 18 and has won several awards for his craftsmanship. Hoping to spread the art his family and hometown specialized in, he has participated in exhibitions in Australia, England, China and the United States.
The Kurikyu sake cups a combination of Japanese traditional craft with contemporary design. One slice of very thin Japanese cedar is bent to give the cups their unique shape. The beautiful grain of the wood layers is visible and emphasizes the design of the cups. These sake cups received the Good Design Award.
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The Kurikyu beer cups a combination of Japanese traditional craft with contemporary design. One slice of very thin Japanese cedar is bent to give the cups their unique shape. The beautiful grain of the wood layers is visible and emphasizes the design of the cups. These beer cups received the Good Design Award.