This lacquerware has been designed for you to enjoy delicious sake in a luxurious manner during special occasions.
This product is a lacquered sake cup. It is made of robust cherry wood and coated with Japanese black lacquer to ensure its durability. The design is created with the maki-e technique using tin. Each product is handcrafted individually, and no two pieces are the same.
Sake cup / Shishimai (Lion dance, couple)
Shishimai (Lion dance) is a folk art performed in various parts of Japan, where performers donning costumes of lions dance to festival music.The lion dancers also bite people in the audience on the head, a gesture that is believed to ward off evil spirits.There are male and female lions, which can be combined to form a couple. This product features a Shishimai “couple”.
Basic product information
Around 45mm (height) x 90mm (width)
Cherry wood, black lacquer
Handling method & precautions
Wash the product using a mild detergent with a soft sponge or cloth, before blotting it dry with a soft cloth.
Do not immerse the product in water.
Do not place the product in a dishwasher, microwave oven, or over an open flame.
As this product is handcrafted individually, please note that the actual product may differ slightly from the illustration.
Yuki Takei was born in 1984 in Kita-ku, Niigata-shi. After graduating from the Niigata College of Art ＆ Design, he moved to France to open a manga school and began producing manga works using airbrushes. He held his “1st Manga Exhibition” in Paris at that time, which has continued to take place until the 7th iteration even after his return to Japan. Inspired by a work he had encountered, he started creating “urushi manga” using lacquer and opened the Urushi Manga Gallery in Kita-ku, Niigata-shi, in 2020.