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Yamacoh
Transparent Firefly Cups
$12.0
$12.0

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Delight your friends and family with these see-through porcelain cups. The patterns of "holes" are achieved by use of a special glaze. The method dates all the way back to Ming-Dynasty China; in Japan, it is called "Hotaru-de," or "firefly style".

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To achieve "hotaru-de," the artisan first sculpts the porcelain base of the cup, creating a pattern of holes around its circumference. The glaze fills in these holes, and when the cup is fired, the surface becomes smooth and suitable for food or liquid.

Why "firefly" style? Pour tea, sake, or another liquid into the cup and hold it up to the light. You'll find that light filters through the glazed windows, glowing like fireflies. It's all a bit poetic.

Diameter: 6.2 cm
Height: 3.9 cm

How to use

These cups are excellent for sake, but don't stop there. Use them to sample appetizers or desserts, or keep them as spice or sauce dishes.

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