Take time to enjoy your own company and relax with a refreshing cup of sake served in an animated porcelain, white set. The set is created from a replica of the famous woodblock printing artist Sharaku Toshusai. This is an adaptation of his take on the servant who some samurai's used to perform their dirtiest and most violent acts.
The intense Japanese servant is prominently displayed on both the rounded cup and slightly hour glassed wine jug. He dons a red, green and brown traditional robe with his black hair tied back in a customary Japanese manner. His expression is extreme and Japanese characters are to the left of the portrait and represent the artist's mark. The smooth, pearlescent glazed porcelain provides the perfect background for the portraits.
This artist was one of the most well-know woodblock printers of the late 1700s in Japan. His name is a self appointed name that means Nonsense. He produced more than 100 prints in a span of only 10 months, leading people to suspect that this name was used as a cover for the great Hokusai. To this day, no one knows for sure who he was or when he died. The mystery adds to the allure of the dramatic set and will spice up your mealtime conversation. Perfect as a gift or for a solo night as this set is perfect for one person.
Made in Japan. Ships in beautiful black gift box. Set includes one jug and one cup. Dishwasher safe.
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