Monday, June 02, 2008

New friends from Tokyo


Cups from Edo 1603-1868 (Blue&White) and Meiji 1868-1912(colored) period. These are original sake cups, but will it be great for Tea? As long as they don't crack from drinking hot tea, I will invite them to my tea table.

10 comments:

Salsero said...

They are lovely and I like that the inside is plain white. I think a white interior makes the tea much more pleasing than colored or painted interiors.

~ Phyll said...

They are very beautiful, Toki!

toki said...

Thanks Salsero, Will have picture of them in action.

Phyll - I am very mad at you since you did disappeared on me for a long time... you don't know how happy I am to hear from you again! I must said we all missed you : ) welcome back - Tok

Wes said...

I spy a Phyll!

Love the one at top-right.

~ Phyll said...

I'm sorry, Toki (really), and thank you so much for your angry but kind words. I had a challenging period a few months back, so I stopped everything tea and wine-related online (but did not stop drinking them), and I focused solely on my work and family. I hope you'll forgive me.

toki said...

Nothing needed to forgive.... only if i can share with you in person, all the good tea you had for the missing couple of months : P

in exchange, I will share mind : ) T

MarshalN said...

Hey, where did you find them? Antique shops?

toki said...

M- Antique shop indeed: www.nishikawa.to
in Azabujuban. - T

Hanzhito said...

I don't know anything about sake cups nor the history of drinking sake...Do you know if cups from that period sensitive to heat? Was sake not drunk warm during that period, or just not as hot as tea? Thanks!

toki said...

hanzhito- I am no expert also on sake or its vessel. But I think before WW2, good sake are usually consumed cold and aged sake are certainly serve chilled. I guess hot or cold liquid will not effect these cups, since they are Bone China. The thinner one I might worry. Hope this helps : ) - Toki

 
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