公孫樹杯 / Ichou

公孫樹(いちょう)は、日本古来の吉祥文様。その幹や枝葉、実のもつ強い生命力に因み、長寿や子孫繁栄の願いを込めて描かれます。この酒盃では金色に輝く葉を意匠化し、わずかな縁の彫り込みと重なり合う蒔絵で表現しました。黄葉の季節は、日本酒の季節。絢爛豪華な秋の訪れをご堪能ください。

In Japan, ginkgo is often drawn to pray for the long life and the prosperity of descendants. This cup describes its leaves with the curved edge and golden makie. The taste of sake gets better as ginkgo leaves turn brilliant yellow. Let’s celebrate the coming of the most beautiful season of the year.

ichou-soto

ichou-ura

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ichou-sake

(Photography by Satoshi Okui)