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Drinking Vessels (Lipped Bowls/Sake Bottles/Sake Cups)
Teakettle caster Shunsai Hata worked on the tea kettles and utensils made for generations in Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture. This is an iron casted sake vessel series born from the three-way collaboration of Shunsai Hata the 3rd, Takaoka Art Museum Director Ryu Murakami and Takenaka Douki. It is a ground-breaking product that uses the traditional techniques of gama-zukuri (pot making), as well as daring to use iron that from ancient times was not meant for sake vessels. Just like the “nana” (seven) in its name, the form of it seen from above is a superb heptagon. The way it fits surprisingly firmly in the hand is a distinctive feature. Rusting is prevented by lacquer being coated on the iron surface. A sake vessel has been born that gives a sharp feeling of quality from the keenly felt chill of the sake conveyed through from the iron's cast surface.