We are delighted that so many of our customers are enjoying our event “Tableware for Tea Time” that started in April.
We will showcase some popular items from the event in the following.
[Kazuhiko Kudo Buck Wheat Noodle Cup 2700 yen Small Plate 3780 yen]
The two separate items that we used as cup & saucer are “soba choko”, a cup for buck wheat noodle dipping sauce, and small plate. We actually recommend this set to have some cold tea or coffee. Having cold drinks in earthenware might seem a bit strange, but it actually makes sense for a couple of reasons. The clay absorbs cold liquids and retains coldness so your drinks will stay cold. Also, the clinking sounds made against the clay when the ice melts is charming and refreshing.
[Kazuhiko Kudo Cold Sake Cup 3780 yen]
We absolutely fell in love with these unique shaped pieces by Kazuhiko Kudo. The tall cup is great to have cold sake, but also goes well with cold tea and beer.
We received charming tea cups with delicate paintings by Maki Oida from Kyoto prefecture. We also have a sugar pot with most intricate paintings and small plates perfect for sweets by Oida-san in stock as well.
Manabu Tanaka’s highly coveted mugs are in stock. We received a wide range of items from Tanaka-san, so please come see them before they’re sold out!
The good thing about Japanese tableware is that you can be creative in how you use your wares. For instance, these sake pourers can be used as a “yuzamashi”, a type of pourer used to cool down boiling water before poured onto green tea or Chinese tea.
Caffeine lovers, elevate your coffee time with special accessories! These coffee measures measure beans for about one cup serving. The brass coffee scoop is by Shunsuke Tanaka, and the cherry tree scoop is by Koji Ishii.
To all of those tea lovers and caffeine lovers, we still have wonderful items related to Japanese tea, Chinese tea, black tea, and coffee in our store. Please come and see items that will bring your tea time to another level if you are in the Shibuya area.