Kutani Ware Choko (Small Sake Cup) lucky charm Lion Dance (Shishimai)Regular price $12.50
It is not only used as a dedicated cup for drinking sake, but is also a convenient dish for holding food and for interior decoration.
The design features a lion dance, a traditional Japanese art form. The lion dance became popular in the Edo period (1603-1868) as a good luck charm to exorcise demons and celebrate the world. Even today, it is a familiar art form in Japanese celebrations and festivals.
Kutani-yaki, a traditional craft certified by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, celebrated 360 years since the opening of the first kiln in Old Kutani. Kutani ware has been exhibited at the Paris Expo and has made a name for itself in the world as Japan Kutani.
|Size||(D) 2.2inches x (H) 2.1inches|
|Material||Porcelain (Kutani ware)|
|Origin||Made in Japan, in Ishikawa Prefecture|