Hand blown glass sake carafe made from heat resistant glass, in order to be able to cool or heat sake before drinking. The textured surface assists with heat retention and the glass can be heated to 120 degrees. It should not be heated over an open flame, but by placing it, filled with sake, in a water container on an oven hob.
It can be bought with the same style set of three sake glasses.
Dimensions: 36mm (diameter) x 125mm (H)
The four seasons are very important in Japan and these are linked with food, giving of gifts and also the designs for the hand-blown glass products of Tsugaru Vidro, produced by a group of artisans in Aomori Prefecture, at the most Northern tip of the main Honshu island. The company history with glass stretches back to 1949 and over the years a range of products were produced, culminating in 1977 in the hand blown glass products still being produced using techniques honed over the years.
While there is an emphasis on tradition, new technologies are incorporated to ensure products incorporate detailed, rich, seasonal colours. As the company states: “Inspired by Japan’s changing seasons, our pieces are known for the friendly warmth they evoke. Our craftsmen create chic vases, stunning ornaments, and gorgeous dinnerware durable enough to use at every meal, with the hope their work will add beauty to your daily life.”