HAGI Japanese Sake Set Oazuke Shirahagi
One of the best Japanese sake set of sake carafe bottle and guinomi cups hand-crafted by award-winning artisan Setsuo Hara. He has been in his career for 35 years and kept producing the quality hagi ware that have been well known worldwide. The set is one of the kinds that you will not find elsewhere.
The charms of Hagi ware's rough clay and rich, pockmarked surfaces, laced with cracks in the glaze, take on character and deeper tones with age and use. Its blushing, soft reddish and creamy white glazes, displaying the voluptuous warmth of living flesh, are often described in feminine terms.
In general, Hagi Yaki is not loudly decorated, and the simplicity of its materials and glazes are one of its strong points. The softness of Hagi Yaki means that it not only looks pleasant, but also feels that way too. And its low conductivity means it maintains the heat of foods and drinks such as hot tea, without itself becoming too hot.
Hagi yaki ware usually contains cracks, known as 'Kannyu', in its foundation. This gives it different properties of ventilation and water permeability to porcelain.
This type of Hagi yaki is called Shirahagi. The glazes used for Shirahagi are mainly straw ash and the item is black color before firing. Finishing color tends to depend on the type of cray. It may turn to blue-ish when red clay is used or soft pink when white colored daido-tsuchi is used. Very misterious!
Sake is an alcoholic beverage of Japanese origin that is made from fermented rice. Sake is sometimes called "rice wine" but the brewing process is more akin to beer, converting starch to sugar for the fermentation process, by using Aspergillus oryzae. Sake can be served either hot or cold.
The Japanese believe that drinking Sake is one of the finer pleasures in life, and in order to enjoy it to the fullest the Sake bottle you pour from and the Sake cup you pour into should be as beautiful or as interesting as possible. Sake is made all over Japan and each has its own unique flavor, reflecting the area it comes from. Some Sake is quite sweet while others can be very dry, with as many variations as fine wine. Sake can be sipped both hot or ice cold, so it is a wonderful way to warm up in the winter, or cool off in the summer.
Specially packaged in a wooden box.
Please read How to Care Hagi Ware.
All our items are handmade individually, so color, shape and size may vary slightly.
Dimensions: 3.54 " x 3.54 " x 5.12 " (bottle) 2.76 " x 2.76 " x 2.36 " (cup)
Weight: 1.65 lb
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