Reia Momose 百瀬玲亜

Guinomi Suigetsu 水月 黒 sake cup

¥50,000

First impression of this original Guinomi (ぐい呑み larger size sake cup) by Reia Momose's is extraordinary distinctive but not pushy. It is made with kanshitsu (乾漆,hollow dry lacquer) method, which only uses urushi lacquer and linen cloth to form the structure. Here she applied 4 layers of 100% natural urushi lacquer coating and linen cloth to create thick structure and 3 layers of urushi lacquer coating each on both sides of the structure to form the glossy cosmetic surface. This method is a primitive means of the fiber reinforced resin(plastic). Thereby it is very light and strong with most of the material being very hard urushi lacquer itself, once it is dried.

Holistic expression is very unique to this guinomi with very stable large foot. This sake cup is newly designed and created for Kogei Styling by Reia with relatively large content volume, where you would not see anywhere else. This is small but fine representative of Reia's firm work as an urushi artist. Gold/orange color is color of real gold and natural urushi. Gold film is placed inside out and the urushi coating on top is creating the signature orange color. Which is creating beautiful glitter without being too much. The dotted texture is also creating an unique universe inside and outside the cup without being too plane.

This unique style sake cup is sure to satisfy your love to Japanese work of art in lacquerware, and bringing you Reia Momose's beautiful universe. 
No special care is needed but please rinse with lukewarm water with a soft sponge after use.

Place of Origin Kanazawa
Color Black Orange Gold/Black Orange Gold inner
Size W 84 x D 84 x H 60 (mm)
Weight 30 (g)
Content volume 90 (cc)
Base material Urushi Laquer/linen(Dry Hollow Lacquer)

 

 

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. This has been revised due to COVID.  

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

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

     We have shipped to US and to several countries in Europe, many times, 

     but there are shipping conditions based on products for those areas.

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

Shipping and handling fees (Revised under COVID )

For limited destinations of;

  • Hong Kong 
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan

  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

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

Japan Post EMS (Express Quality Service by Japan Post Co.,Ltd., who also may use local posting operation at the destination countries), Yamato Transport Co., Ltd.   

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.

* This instruction is not intended for antique or collectible fine Japanese lacquerware. They should be treated specially since they may have small cracks in the lacquer coatings that permeate through to the core wood.

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