Gato Mikio TOHKA Sake Cups
TOHKA sake cups are featherweight "ochoko" sake vessels created by skilled artisans of the century old company, Yamanaka Lacquerware. Each cup is handcrafted using Japanese cherry birch and coated in a durable lacquer. Ideal for sake both hot and cold as well as serving small bites.
1.75" x 2.4"⌀
Gato Mikio is a family owned woodworking house with over 100 years of history. Founded by woodworker Komakichi Gato in 1908 in Yamanaka-city, Gato Mikio is part of the rich and renowned woodworking and lacquerware tradition of this region. With products that are all meticulously carved by hand using traditional techniques that are centuries old, their ‘Kashokubuki” wood carving techniques form decorative patterns that can only be achieved by the specialized craftsmen from this specific area.
Japanese Cherry Birch and urushi (Japanese Lacquer)
Wood is a natural material so there will always be natural variation in the grain, color and texture. All of these characteristics are a sign of the wood's inherent beauty.
Wash before first use with water or warm water, then dry immediately with a soft cloth or paper towel. Do not use in dishwasher, oven, microwave. Be aware that any chemical cleaning product may discolor this product and oil from hands or from the environment may also discolor this product, but the changing of color in natural wood is normal. Appreciate that wood will change in appearance over time from its color to added shine. Never soak in water. After using, wash as soon as possible and wipe with a dry towel. Never leave in direct sunlight directly or in high humidity. This to avoid the risk of transformation from expanding and contracting to discoloration to mold.