Ginkaku sake cup is glazed in silver outside and gold inside. This theme has been taken from “Ginkaku”-ji, a Zen temple in the Sakyo ward of Kyoto, 銀閣寺 in Japanese, translated into “Temple of the Silver Pavilion”, officially named Jishō-ji (慈照寺, lit. “Temple of Shining Mercy”). It is one of the constructions that represents the Higashiyama Culture in Muromachi period. Its size is neither too big or too small, just the right size for fine sake enjoyment. It is perfect as your own sake cup or as a special gift to someone.
Arita Takumi no Kura, is a series of porcelain sake cups designed to enjoy two distinctive styles of Japanese Sake – Rich and Full Bodied & Light, Fragrant and Delicate – This is with round shaped cup for Rich and Full Bodied. Its shape emphasises richer and heavier mouthfeel as well as enhanced aroma by keeping sake within the cup.
Arita Yaki (有田焼, Arita-yaki) is a broad term for Japanese Porcelain made in the area around the town of Arita, in the former Hizen Province, northwestern Kyushu island. It is also known as Hizen ware (肥前焼, Hizen-yaki) after the wider area of the province. This was the area where the great majority of early Japanese porcelain, especially for exports was made.
In English usage “Arita ware” was traditionally used for the export wares in Blue and White, mostly copying Chinese styles. The wares with added colours were called Imari ware. It is now recognized that the same kilns often made more than one of these types, and “Arita ware” is more often used as a term for all of them.
The brightly coloured Kutani ware is another type that is now recognised as coming from around Arita as well as the Kutani in Kanazawa area itself, and “Kutani-type” is used as a stylistic description.