"There's nothing like a glass of champagne in a Shino teacup."
Thank you for visiting our website. We are pleased to announce the addition of a new champagne cup to our cup series, one of the most popular standard products in the Kamiya online store.
The words at the beginning of this article are from a friend of Mr. Tsujimura. Champagne in a tea cup? It may sound like a mismatch, but it actually makes a lot of sense. As many people know, champagne glasses have small scratches or marks on the bottom of the long, thin glass. This is where the champagne bubbles are generated.
If you look closely at Shino pottery, you will see many small holes. It is said that the holes create an effect similar to the scratches on the bottom of a champagne glass, causing many bubbles to rise and mix together, resulting in a very mild taste. In addition, the round shape of the bowl, with its turned rim, traps the aroma of the champagne or wine and allows you to enjoy it with every sip.
This discovery by a friend of his led him to make a champagne cup from Shino. It is a very interesting story about the taste and aroma of alcohol that can only be brought out by the texture of Shino.
"A narrow glass does not allow the champagne to express itself to its fullest potential."
Olivier Krug, current Krug Director
Wine Cup (kohiki), approx. 9.0x9.0x6.5cm, Price 20,000 yen
Wine Cup (Ido), approx. 9.0x9.0x6.5cm, Price 20,000 yen
Champagne Cup (Shino), approx. 10.0x10.0x7.5cm, Price 50,000 yen *This one comes with a signed box.
The shape and size of the wine cup is very similar to the champagne cup, but the champagne cup is a bit larger. Both cups are relatively deep, so they can be used as small bowls for drinks other than wine and champagne. As with other Tsujimura works, the patterns and shapes of each piece are slightly different, so it will be fun to find your favorite. In addition, the Shino glaze introduced here has a very soft atmosphere, and as you use it, it will develop a "flavor" and change its expression. I hope you will enjoy that too!