Haiyū Tetsusai Saké Set by Ikai Yūichi
Kyoto native Ikai Yūichi has trained under the late Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) who, in 1985, was awarded the title of Living National Treasure for his outstanding work in ceramic making. And it is from his sensei that Ikai learned the secrets to coaxing subtle hues and fluid effects from the oldest and most rudimentary of all glazes - hai, or ash.
This lovely saké decanter and matching cup is done in a natural ash glaze made from rice straw and cedar and detailed with low-relief iron accents. For the aficionado who appreciates fine saké from the finest pottery.
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