Kurikyu Sake Pitcher
Lightweight, beautiful and aromatic – the Kurikyu sake pitcher is a combination of Japanese traditional craft and contemporary design. Winner of the prestigious Japanese Good Design Award, each pitcher is handcrafted from thinly sliced Japanese cedar wood that is first boiled then bent and fixed into place by hand. Versatile for its ability to work for hot sake as well as cold, the wood's insulative property will keep your hot sake warm, and cold sake cool for longer periods of time. The aroma of cedar will compliment the flavor of your sake, adding to its enjoyment with every sip. Refill your sake using the pitcher's larger opening, then hold the handle with your fingers while supporting the body with your other hand. Gently pour each serving from its smaller opening.
There may be variation in the grain of the wood. The cup you receive may not be the exact cup displayed here.
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.
3" x 5.5"
Japanese Cedar, cherry bark.
Hand-wash gently with a soft sponge and gentle detergent and dry immediately. Do not wash wit boiling water or scrub with abrasive brushes, sponges or harsh chemical products. Over time, the cup will change color (often becoming a golden color) as you use it and this is natural and part of the aging process. Long exposure to direct sunlight will change the color faster, or distort the color and shape, so please avoid. Avoid soaking in water for long periods of time. Not dishwasher or microwave safe.