Wajima Kirimoto 輪島キリモト

Katakuchi Tsutsu Large 片口 筒形 大

¥30,000

Katakuchi (片口) means "pouring lip on one side" . Katakuchi has been used in Japan for many centuries to pour many things in delicate and precise ways. Especially it fits when you pour sake (Japanese rice liquor) from this Katakuchi sake vessel or server. Since the cup to drink sake (Sakazuki or Gui-nomi) is traditionally small and delicate, so you need a delicate and precise decanter not to spill precious sake. And functionally, this Katakuchi will keep your cold or warm sake colder or warmer than ceramics, metal or glass decanter.

You will be able to enjoy sake in a very stylish and authentic way when you use this Katakuchi sake server. Also you may enjoy this Katakuchi for many other purpose to serve dressings or to pour sauces of various kinds. This Katakuchi from Wajima Lacquerware comes only in one color of red vermilion, very authentic Japanese devine color you would see in formal situations. This unique cylindrical shape is a modern design that should fit your contemporary style. Please do not use a silverware directly.

 

Place of Origin Wajima
Color Reddish Vermilion
Size W 121 x D 90 x H 111 (mm)
Weight 180 (g)
Content volume 270 (cc)
Base material Zelkova/Japanese Bigleaf Magnolia

*Note: This item can not be exported to US and EU countries as a food container.

Countries (or Regions) we ship Regularly

Currently, the locations to which we ship our products internationally regularly are limited to the following countries or regions.   

  • Japan
  • Hong Kong (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China)
  • Republic of Singapore
  • Taiwan (Republic of China) 
  • New Zealand

 *Some products could not be shipped to NewZealand, due to regulations.

We do ship to other countries based on the items and your request.

Please contact us at customer@kogeistyling.co.jp for further details. 

Shipping and handling fees

For limited destinations of;

  • Hong Kong 
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • New Zealand 

  our Standard International shipping and handling fees are currently fixed to

3,900 JPY (= approx. 36 USD) per order,  (regardless of your order size or price ) unless there is a discount.  

For other destinations, the shipping and handling fee will vary depending on the size of the package you've ordered and the destination country. 

 Please note that in any case, the international shipping and handling fees are exclusive of any customs duties and taxes levied by the country you are shipping to. 

Shipping operation

All orders are shipped from Kogei Styling in Tokyo, Japan. We operate Monday through Friday and are closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and Japanese National holidays. Orders submitted on Friday evening, Saturday, or Sunday (based on Japan Standard Time) will be processed on the following Monday (if Monday is a National Holiday then on the following business day), however, some exceptions may apply.

Duration, before you receive your order, is expected as follows;

  • Hong Kong        3-5 days
  • Singapore         3-4 days
  • Taiwan              4-5 days
  • New Zealand 4-5 days

Order tracking

All orders can be tracked during shipment and we will notify you of the tracking number and other necessary information as soon as it is available to us.

Shipping service providers

Based on the service quality and the reliability of the shipping company with respect to a particular order, we may use

Yamato Transport Co., Ltd., DHL (DHL International GmbH.), UPS (United Parcel Service, Inc.), and Japan Post (Japan Post Co.,Ltd., who also may use local posting operation at the destination countries).

for international shipments (local transportation may be handled by different local companies from time to time). All International shipments from Japan are by air.

 Shipping Insurance

For international shipping, shipping insurance of a maximum of 200,000 JPY per package during shipment is included in the shipping and handling fees. We will endeavor to split orders with multiple products with a combined value exceeding 200,000 JPY into separate packages with separate invoices so that the full value of the products is insured. Once a shipment reaches its destination it will no longer be insured by the shipping insurance. 

Domestic Shipping within Japan

For domestic shipping within Japan, we collect consumption tax and charge shipping and handling fees. Domestic shipping and handling fees may be adjusted according to the size and the destination of your shipment.

For domestic shipping, the terms are identical to the terms for international shipping except that the maximum insured value is 300,000 JPY.

< Guide >

Our fine Japanese lacquerwares are basically made of genuine natural wood and natural urushi lacquer. The Worst things to the fine lacquerwares are Drying and giving Heat Shocks.

As an urushi lacquer's natural characteristics, it hardens most under humidity of 70-80% (RH) and a temperature of 20-25 degrees Celsius (68-77°F). Therefore, humidity is good for urushi lacquer, by nature, and for the base wood as well.

Just keeping the fine Japanese lacquerware in a dry cupboard all through a year is not what you want to do. Periodic Use is the Best Care for your fine Japanese lacquerware since the Moisture it gives to both the lacquer and the wood maintains and extends the quality and the life of both.

Japanese natural urushi lacquerware will literary shine more after your use, due to the moisture given, and the repeated use and wiping with a soft cloth. This is proof of the natural urushi lacquer product and authenticity. It does not happen with a chemical product. 

Please be a little careful not to scratch fine lacquerwares with rough ceramics or metals, urushi lacquer coatings are tough but not hard as them. When putting them away, please try to keep your fine Japanese lacquerware from the direct sunlight. Urushi lacquer is vulnerable to UV rays. 

< Care Instructions for Genuine Lacquerware >

  • Please Do NOT use the lacquerware in a microwave oven.
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  • Please Do NOT use the lacquerware in a dishwasher and dryer.

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  • Please Do NOT leave the lacquerware in a refrigerator for a long time. A couple of hours is OK.

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  • Please Do NOT expose the lacquerware in the direct sunlight for a long time.

    • An example indicator for the acceptable duration is that your exposed skin can accept.
      The reason is that the UV rays will degrade the urushi lacquer coating from its structure.

  • Please wash by hand using lukewarm water with a soft sponge using liquid mild detergents. 

  • Please avoid using a scrub sponge or hard sponge that might scratch the surface.

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  • Please wipe with a dry soft cloth after rinse.

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  • Please do not stack lacquerwares on/under coarse or rough ceramics, it will damage the surface.

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  • Please avoid using metal silverware directly on them.

  • In case if there is a crack or a chip, please contact us for a repair. Water or any liquid will permeate through those cracks and in the long run it will damage the coatings and the lacquerware.

If you handle with care, it will shine through your life.

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