Cold Sake Cup / Four Seasons / 4-piece set
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Product Description : Why is it so EXPENSIVE?
General Product Information
The beauty of Japan's four seasons is expressed on the sake cup, making it the perfect gift. The color of the design changes when a cold drink (below 17 degrees Celsius) is poured into the sake cup.
When the sake cup reaches room temperature, it returns to its original color and can be used over and over again. This gorgeous set is perfect as a gift or souvenir!
Please enjoy a moment of healing as you watch the four seasons unfold vividly in the palm of your hand!
When did these crafts start to craft?：1300 years ago / 700AD / Yamato period in Japan
Mino ware is the general term for ceramics produced in the eastern region of Mino Province (present-day Gifu Prefecture). In fact, it is said that approximately 50% of the ceramics produced in Japan are Mino ware. Many of the dishes indispensable for Japanese cuisine and cups used for drinking tea are made in Mino, making it the most familiar craft in our daily lives.
In Gifu Prefecture, where sake cups have been produced for over 1,300 years, Marumo Pottery has been making tableware in pursuit of food culture for over 130 years. Combining tradition with the latest technology, Marumo Pottery produces surprising products such as color-changing glasses and sake cups that allow you to experience Japanese culture in the palm of your hand. Not only ceramics, but also porcelain, glass, lacquerware, and a wide range of other materials are used to create products that can be used by people all over the world.
"The source of ideas is to take initiative action"
Whether in Japan or abroad, I visit hotels, inns, restaurants and any other places where plates are used, see the space, and always think about what kind of dishes would go well with it. I believe that "seeing and feeling with your own eyes" leads to all ideas. I will go on to develop products by combining my awareness and past experiences.
2022 Omotenashi Selection Gold Award
Chinese Embassy Prize, National Commendation for Tourism Souvenirs, 2022
Special Judging Excellence Award, National Commendation for Tourist Souvenirs, 2022
So many other awards has been received…
Your Contribution to Craftsman
Due to the market structure (link for full articles are attached bottom), craftsman have not known who the customer is and how customer reacts to their work. We made a “Message to Craftsman” box at purchase page. We will deliver all message to every craftsman. Our review will be also shared to craftsman so please leave your comment and evaluation on review section!
Income for Craftsman: Craftsman get only less than 10% of selling price?
As written above, craftsman have not controlled last phase of sales channel that resulting in selling price is set by third-party without craftsman’s recognition. There are some cases that only less than 10% of selling price is given to craftsman. We promise with our customer / craftsman that we offer the fair trade with craftsmen in our contract!
We made an article about above problem and our challenge. Please have a read from below link
Current state of the Crafts Market / Benefits brought by Suigenkyo
Material & Caution
Each piece is handmade, so there are individual differences even in the same series. We hope that you will understand the change by handmade.
Please note that it will take about a month for delivery if we do not have the item in stock.
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