Yahichida Oribe Tanda Katakuchi Sake Set is a truly unique and beautiful pottery from Mino in Gifu Prefecture. On its light beige base, there are gentle light brown suggesting the power of soil, together with that iconic Oribe green lining the base of Katakuchi and cups. Its shape is naturally curvy, very lovely to hold and pour your choice of sake from. It is heartwarming, but surely precise with a long established history behind.
Oribe Kiln was founded by Oribe Furuta in Mino, Toki City, Gifu Prefecture back in 1605. Oribe Kiln has produced potteries until 1624. Oribe is a kind of Mino Pottery. Particularly Yahichida Oribe is valued for its free-style creativity and dynamic painting. Due to its unusual shape, Oribe pottery was often described as “へうげもの” “Funky Man” by tea ceremony professionals. It was popular in Kyoto back in time, but not among Samurai society, but more in merchant society.