Bizen Hitoe Cup
$ 64.00 USD
There's an old Japanese saying: "Water does not spoil in Bizen ware water jugs." Maybe that's because each vessel is pure clay, free of any chemical additives; maybe it's because Bizen ware ceramics have more than 1,000 years of history informing their design and production. Either way, one thing is certain: Adding elegant Bizen Hitoe Cups to your table is enough to elevate any occasion.
Each cup can double as a lid for the Bizen Hiiro Water Carafe. Available in two colors.
Though it's only been around since 2011, the Daikura brand is informed by the experience of Ogawa Shuzo, a craftsman with almost 50 years' practice working with Bizen ware. For more than a millenium, this type of vessel has been a favorite in Japan due to the popular belief that Bizen ceramics improve flavor, which is probably why Bizen drinkware graces the tables of many high-end restaurants in Japan. It is the goal of Daikura to honor the legacy of Bizen ware by providing ceramics that meet the lofty standards of this age-old art form.
Dimensions: 2.5" D x 3.75" H
Care: Gently hand wash and dry. Rinse with water before using. Sensitive to high heat; do not use with boiling water or place over an open flame. Because the surface of the clay is somewhat rough, we recommend using a mat under the cup and carafe.