Koishiwara Sake Set - Pottery from Japan
Sake sets have built-in finger grips for pouring ease. Pitcher hold 6 ounces and come with two matching cups. Microwave and dishwasher safe, although like all handmade items, would appreciate the care of hand-washing.
Traditional Asia - Re-connect to an era of wooden sailboats, the Dutch Each India Trading Company, and pirate-infested seas. Koishiwara potters have been going strong since the 1500's, creating classical Asian side-handled teapots and simply-glazed sake sets. Master potters hand-throw or hand-make each piece, which means no two pieces are exactly alike.
Earthy Color Scheme - Brown, black, forest green, rusty red - not just colors of fall in Japan. Stop buying cheap trendy pieces that break after a few uses - earthy hues never go out of style.
Versatile Designs - Does that sake pitcher hold hot chai or melted chocolate for ice cream? Pottery is lightweight (the sign of a master artisan) and very sturdy. Instead of stocking a cupboard full of various dishes for various meals, turn your Koishiwara sake set into a gravy boat, syrup pitcher, or container for your salad dressing. Then stick it in the dishwasher and re-purpose it for your next dinner party. How very eco-chic.