GATO MIKIO / FORM / Sake Cup Fukuro フクロ
Timber: サクラ Wild cherry tree
Clear Polyurethane finish.
Hand turned in Yamanaka, Designed by Nobuhito Komatsu 小松宣仁
Comes in box.
Sake cups of the FORM series are created by skilled craftsmen. These delicately lipped pieces are designed to enhance the taste of sake.
GATO MIKIO was originally founded in 1908 (Meiji 41), as Gato Sawmill in Yamanaka Hot Spring, a town famed for wood turning. Following the intentions and spirit of the original Kijishi wood-turners, we aspire to perfect the woodwork that is completed individually by our craftsmen. We make the most of the beautiful grain that only natural wood can have, and we strive to highlight it in our products. This means that we never compromise on the quality of our work and we are proud of the quality of our materials, the precision of our wooden base work, and the clear look of our finishes. Only after each element has been completed perfectly, do we assemble them together to create our unique handcrafts. We continue to create authentic and long-lasting pieces, pursuing functionality with traditional skills, and artistry based on Japanese aesthetic senses.