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Tatsumi Large Sake Choko


Even larger sake cups from Naganuma san. Kyūshū is mostly known for Shōchū rather than Nihonshu (known as sake in the West). Shōchū is a distilled spirit normally drunk with ice or diluted with hot or cold water depending on the season. These would be suitable for either Shōchū or Nihonshu!

  • 8 to 9cm Diameter, 6 to 8cm High
  • Earthenware (see our Care Guide)
  • Hand-made at the Tatsumi Kiln in Fukuoka prefecture on Kyūshū
Meet the Maker:

Tatsumi Kiln

Naganuma san is a force of nature. He has the energy to have a
wood-fired noborigama and anagama - and he fires them regularly by
himself. This is a huge amount of work for one person by itself. He also finds and digs his own clay, makes his own glazes and grows his own rice. No wonder he describes himself as "made of fire and earth". Despite all his skill and technical ability, he still refuses to consider himself an artist - just a potter.