Guinomi (Sake Cup) – Madara (Mottled) Karatsu


This guinomi (Sake cup) by Masahiro Kishida is called Madara (Mottled) Karatsu and provides you a smoother taste of your sake. Rice straw ash is the main ingredient in this opaque, milky glaze which was first seen in Japan in the Old Karatsu kilns of the 16th century. The glaze, iron in the clay body, clay texture, and pine ash from the kiln fuel all interact to produce a mottled surface ranging from clear to creamy white with a range of blue to black mottling. You can enjoy the function and visual pleasure at the same time.
This work is accompanied with an order-made wooden box titled, signed and sealed by the artist.

Kishida creates all his works from scratch, literary digging soil and making cray according to traditional methods. His diligence and keen ability to pursue his own beauty, accompanies with function representing long and deep history of Karatsu ware and showing us future of creation.

Made in Karatsu, Shiga, Japan