Tokyo 2020 Olympics Crimson Kiso Lacquerware Sake Cup

2021 Summer Olympic Games Nagano Prefecture traditional craft drinkware

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Among Japan's many different lacquerware techniques, the Kiso style from Nagano Prefecture in the heart of Honshu Island is perhaps the most distinctive. This comes from the local craftsmen not applying the lacquer directly on whatever they make from the wood of the region's hinoki cypress. Instead, they first wrap the object in linen and then lacquer it, creating a unique texture. Which is on full display here in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Crimson Kiso Lacquerware Sake Cup, offering a superb way to enjoy a special sake on a special occasion.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Crimson Kiso Lacquerware Sake Cup is 4.8 x 5 cm (1.8 x 1.9"), which means it holds about 90 ml (3 fl oz) of your favorite beverage - it doesn't need to be sake! On its sides, images of pine, bamboo, and plum leaves have been hand-painted. That particular combination, known as "sho-chiku-bai" in Japanese, is traditionally considered to bring good fortune because all three plants can endure the winter. And since this is an official Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games merchandise item, it also carries the Tokyo 2020 Olympics insignia and logo and Olympic rings. Just turn it upside down and you'll see them on the bottom!

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Crimson Kiso Lacquerware Sake Cup features:

  • Official Tokyo 2020/21 Olympic Games merchandise
  • Color: crimson red
  • Dimensions: 4.8 x 5 cm (1.8 x 1.9")
  • Sho-chiku-bai (pine, bamboo, and plum) design
  • Materials: Kiso hinoki cypress wood, linen, lacquer
  • Features Tokyo 2020 Olympics insignia and logo and Olympic rings on the bottom
  • Handmade and painted in Nagano Prefecture
  • Clean only by wiping lightly with a dry towel
  • Not to be used used in dishwasher or dryer
  • Keep out of direct sunlight
  • Special order: please allow extra 6 weeks for delivery
Shipping weight: 0.4Kg / 0.88lbs
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