Sake Vessels by Ippodo's 20 Artists

Guinomi (Sake Cups), Tokuri (Flasks), Katakuchi (Lipped Bowls)

January 06, 2012 - January 28, 2012

In Japan there are many words that contain the term sake: asazake (morning sake), amazake (sweet, mild sake), iwaizake (celebratory sake), kanzake (warmed sake), nigorizake (unrefined sake), hanamizake (cherry blossom-viewing sake), yukimizake (snow-viewing sake), mukaezake (hair of the dog), masuzake (sake in a square wooden cup), etc.

From this, it can be seen that Sake, which is brewed from rice, plays an important role in the lives of the Japanese people, it is drunk at ceremonies and festivals, weddings and celebrations, while in ancient times it was used as an offering before battle or on auspicious occasions. It offers people a fresh start and purifies their bodies; whenever there is an occasion for people to come together, sake is always present.

The vessels used for serving and drinking sake came in a huge variety of shapes and sizes: narrow-necked flasks, called tokuri, that are used to pour sake; lipped bowls, called katakuchi, for serving; tiny cups known as guinomi that allow the drinker to enjoy the sake a little at a time; and many others. From great masters to new young artists, all of Ippodo's artists have excelled themselves to produce works in their own particular styles that can be seen at the Ippodo Gallery.

*There will be no opening reception.

Participating Artists (in alphabetical order)
Ken Akachi / Junsuke Asai / Ryusuke Asai / Goni Chon / Yasushi Fujihira / Tetsuya Ishiyama / Tsubusa Kato/ Masato Kigasawa / Ryoji Koie / Masahiro Maeda/ Toru Matsuzaki / Shigeyoshi Morioka / Yuriko Morioka/ Kohei Nakamura / Katsunori Nakashima / Akio Niisato / Yoshio Nishihata / Kai Tsujimura / Shiro Tsujimura / Yui Tsujimura

Sake Cup
C9719
Sake Cup
C9720
Sake Cup
C7964
Shigeyoshi Morioka
Black Glaze Sake Cup
C9496
Shigeyoshi Morioka
Ash Glaze Sake Cup
C9500
Shigeyoshi Morioka
Black Glaze Katakuchi
C9503
Shigeyoshi Morioka
Karatsu Sake Cup (Cylindrical)
C1369
Shiro Tsujimura
Karatsu Sake Cup
C1385
Shiro Tsujimura
Bizen Sake Bottle
C1401
Shiro Tsujimura
Kofuki Sake Cup
C8541
Shiro Tsujimura
Shino Sake Cup
C8757
Shiro Tsujimura
Shino Sake Cup
C8758
Shiro Tsujimura
Shino Sake Cup
C8759
Shiro Tsujimura
Mishima Sake Cup
C6708
Kohei Nakamura
Kohiki Sake Cup
C6706
Kohei Nakamura
White Porcelain Sake Cup
C9510
Yuriko Morioka
White Porcelain Sake Cup
C9512
Yuriko Morioka
White Porcelain Sake Cup
C9515
Yuriko Morioka
Green-oribe Katakuchi
C108
Junsuke Asai
Blue and White Sake Cup
C3984
Tsubusa Kato
Blue and White Sake Cup
C3998
Tsubusa Kato
Blue and White Sake Cup
C3999
Tsubusa Kato