Large Japanese jug, sake bottle Tokkuri, Japanese pottery ceramic for interior design.
Large Japanese jug, sake bottle Tokkuri, Japanese pottery ceramic for interior design.
Large Japanese jug, sake bottle Tokkuri, Japanese pottery ceramic for interior design.
Large Japanese jug, sake bottle Tokkuri, Japanese pottery ceramic for interior design.
Large Japanese jug, sake bottle Tokkuri, Japanese pottery ceramic for interior design.
Large Japanese jug, sake bottle Tokkuri, Japanese pottery ceramic for interior design.
Large Japanese jug, sake bottle Tokkuri, Japanese pottery ceramic for interior design.
Large Japanese jug, sake bottle Tokkuri, Japanese pottery ceramic for interior design.
Large Japanese jug, sake bottle Tokkuri, Japanese pottery ceramic for interior design.
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Large Japanese jug, sake bottle Tokkuri, Japanese pottery ceramic for interior design.

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Stunning Japanese stoneware brown sake bottle. This Japanese ceramic sake bottle with hand-painted characters would make a handsome addition to your pottery collection or interior decor.

Very charming with a strong sense of Mingei (folk art) quality. Great as a stand alone piece of art with calligraphy or for use as a vase. As the predecessor to modern-day growlers, the purpose of these bottles were just as straightforward. They were made for Sake, or 'rice wine': filled, sealed, carried, stored, and reused as necessary in a residential setting in Japan.

Heavily potted, these bottled were covered in white glaze and brushed on with black Kanji characters to show the brand names of sake or the wine houses. Traditionally, heated sake is often warmed by placing the sake-filled tokkuri in a pan of hot water, and thus the narrowed neck would prevent the heat from escaping. This sake bottle (Tokkuri) is a wonderful example of a fine antique Japanese hand-painted ceramic sake bottle.

The Japanese believe that drinking Sake is one of the finer pleasures in life, and in order to enjoy it to the fullest the Sake bottle you pour from and the Sake cup you pour into should be as beautiful or as interesting as possible. Handmade, hand-painted Sake bottles and cups are made all over Japan, in a tremendous variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. These bottles are called "Bimbo Tokkuri", literally translated as “poor man’s bottles”. Sake used to be sold by weight and people who could not afford whole barrels brought in their own bimbo tokkuri with their name or address written on it, to sake shops, to buy as much sake as they needed.

Dimensions Approx.: 26.2 cm (10.3") x 10.7 cm (4.2") on the base.

Weight: 1.4 kg.

Please look at the pictures carefully (zoom in) to assess the condition of the item.

The sake bottle color may slightly vary due to photographic.

I'm happy to answer any questions.  I will send it well packed with a tracking number (DHL partner, express shipping).

🎁 All items are wrapped with a beautiful Japanese fabric at no extra cost.