These ceramic cup baked with a glaze called Tenmoku glaze. Tenmoku cups were introduced to Japan in the Kamakura period. The nobles made their own cups and showed them to their companions. The first step in enjoying sake is to drink it from a proper cup. This hand-painted Tenmoku Sake Cup will bring you the ultimate enjoyment no matter where you are. The master artisans craft this delicate cup with a deep blue glaze, making for a very rare and beautiful sake cup, perfect for formal occasions. Comes with a unique wooden box signed by the artist.