Thursday, April 28, 2011

Small Saki Jug

This small saki jug is an early experiment in bottle-type throwing.

Stoneware works very well for these. It's easy to heat the saki to just the right temperature using a microwave.

I was surprised to find the Japanese were doing this the first time I went there.

I have several saki sets collected here and there.

Wonderful ceramic saki barrels can be found at flea markets. I have two barrels similar to this one. One I bought in Japan, the other I found at a flea market in Tucson.

And I have one straw-covered one that has never been removed from the straw wrapping.

Many times huge barrels are lined up to make a wall of them at temple festivals.

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