Blue silhouette sake cups and decanter by Mr. Nobuaki Honda (本田伸明)


These decanta like containers are called Katakuchi (片口), which literally  means one side lip. Katakuchi can be bowls and dressing containers etc, but these particular shaped containers are generally used for serving Sake.

Mr. Nobuaki Honda was born in Oosaka in Japan and he later moved to Okinawa island to pursue his career as a potter. Okinawa is surrounded by beautiful ocean and many crafts made in that area is often associated with it.

The blue silhouette series also reminds me of the beautiful Okinawa ocean.

honda ochoko

These little sake cups are called Ochoko (お猪口) in Japanese and four different designs arrived this time.

It is hard to pick only one from them, because all of them are so attractive and  I like all of them, so i will perhaps buy one of each for my ochoko collection.

His works are still reasonable, I have to say.

The Katakuchi container is 6,000yen+tax and the sake cups ar 3,000yen+tax each (the prices are as of today).



Should you have any queires or if you are interested in purchasing it, please feel free to contact us. We can also ship them overseas by EMS after confirming your payment by Paypal.

Alternatively if you happen to be in Tokyo, you can visit us in Aoyama

MA by So Shi Te

2-22-15 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku,

Tokyo Japan 107–0062


The shop is only 1min walk from Gaienmae station exit 1b on Ginza line.






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