New Year O-toso set from Kisen kiln
O-toso is the name of a special drink made from sake and a mixture of medicinal herbs which is traditionally drunk during the Japanese New Year celebrations.
Considered to promote longevity and flush out impurities, it was believed that imbibing O-toso would ensure good health for all who drank it. Starting with the smallest cup, the family would each take a sip in turn, while praying for an illness-free year.
Nowadays, the tradition is strongest in the west part of Japan and plain sake is used when the herbs are not available.
The set consists of a porcelain o-choshi pot, porcelain sake cups in three sizes and a porcelain ornamental stand.
An attractive item with an interesting story behind it … this set would provide a good talking-point at your own family gathering.
Handmade in Arita, Japan by Kisen
Choshi pot Approx. height 11.6cm / 4.5";length 15.1cm / 5.9"; vol. 220ml (7.4oz)
Sakazuki cup (large) Approx. height 4.1cm / 1.6" ,diameter 10.5cm / 4.1", vol. 105ml / 3.5oz
Sakazuki cup (medium) Approx. height 3.8cm / 1.4",diameter 8.9cm / 3.9", vol. 62ml / 2.1oz
Sakazuki cup (small) Approx. height 3 cm / 1.1" ,diameter 7.3 cm / 2.8", vol. 35ml / 1.1oz
Sakazuki stand approx. height 7.2 cm / 2.8";length 13.9 cm / 5.4";
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