花杯「椿」 / Tsubaki

片手にすっぽりとおさまる、小さな木地。縁を削り、朱で塗り上げて咲き始めた椿の花弁を表現しました。覗き込めば、きらきらと光る金箔の蕊(しべ)。早春の夕べに、とろりと透きとおる日本酒をめしあがれ。

A small round sake cup that fits in the palm of your hand. It is carefully carved and painted to depict a camellia flower just starting to bloom. On the bottom of the cup glitter golden stamens. Pour sake and enjoy an early spring evening.

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(Photography by Satoshi Okui)