- A cup for enjoying sake and design created by Hasami ware technology and contemporary artist komugi.
- Anyone can easily realize beer with fine foam due to the unevenness in the cup, which was made possible by traditional technology!
- By all means to accompany your precious time and irreplaceable time spent with your loved ones.
About this project
Nice to meet you!
It is Himawari-do that "makes every day a little happy".
We are a company based in Chiba prefecture that mainly handles Japanese tableware, and have been active mainly in event sales at department stores in 1945.
This time, with the cooperation of Mr. Yamashita Toen, the origin of Hasami ware, we proposed a collaboration product between designer Komugi and Himawari-do, and after many years, we can finally make it into a shape, limited to Makuake. We will sell it.
Make every day a little happy. It's a wonderful cup that embodies our motto, so we hope you'll stay with us until the end.
01 Commitment to shape
First of all, the shape was particular about making the cup.
I wanted to make a warm product that is very easy to hold, fits in my hand, and feels the temperature of the drink.
First, I started by purchasing fabric samples from more than 10 pottery producing areas and searching for a kiln that produces thin and beautiful fabrics.
I met "Yamashita Toen" who can make the most beautiful fabrics, and decided to ask.
Then, he told us about his commitment to the product, such as "a shape that fits in the hand, is warm, and allows you to feel the temperature of the drink."
02 Special processing technology
Due to the special processing inside the cup, the drink is easily mixed with air and the taste of the drink is rounded.
This technology is a technology that can only be created by Mr. Yamashita Toen, who needs a technique and has a certain technology.
Do you like alcohol?
Actually, I would like people all over the country to try this technology once.
I'm sure the usual way to enjoy sake will expand.
The biggest feature is to realize "creamy and fine foam of beer" .
Beer foam plays roles such as "preventing the flavor from changing", "softening the mouthfeel", and "not letting carbon dioxide escape".
Especially fine creamy foam is the secret to the deliciousness of beer. The golden ratio [ beer: foam = 7: 3] is very famous, isn't it?
This "komugi cup" is a magnetic cup that is also practical.
There is a lot of glass, and when you hold it over the light, it is a little transparent, light and durable, and even thinner and more transparent.
Especially, the inside of mass-produced cups is slippery, and it is impossible to make fine creamy foam in ordinary households.
"Komugi cup" * When glaze is used , the inside of the cup is made uneven by a special technique that cannot be imitated by a machine, and air is included in the drink to generate fine bubbles in the case of beer.
* Glaze: A drug that covers the surface with glass and closes small holes.
Of course , you can feel the mysterious feeling that other drinks can be mellow .
If you compare the drinks , you should feel "No!" .
People have different feelings, but some say that the acidity and bleaching odor have disappeared.
Please try it not only for beer but also for various alcoholic beverages, water, coffee and other drinks.
When you receive it and feel the change in taste yourself,
Next time, please take it to a drinking party with your close friends!
Compare how much the taste changes and how each person feels
It's also a good idea to try this and that to see what kind of liquor and drink is the best match.
There is no doubt that it will be a fun time with a new sense of experience !
03 Commitment to the mouthpiece
Based on the data accumulated over many years of know-how, the design makes it easy for the flavor to spread in the mouth .
In addition, the thickness of the vessel is also finished so that you can feel the temperature inside.
When choosing a designer, I emphasized those who are good at sophisticated yet nostalgic designs.
Therefore, I asked Mr. [komugi], who is very popular on Instagram, to write a very warm pattern.
Along the way, we had a lot of exchanges and meetings about the design, such as fine angles and line thickness, and we were satisfied with it.
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The wonderful design created by komugi is perfect for simple Hasami ware.
It was unanimously decided that there was only this person.
The wonderful harmony created by Hasami ware and komugi is
Not something to drink,
It will be a presence that colors your daily life .
Design is good at
"Make what you can't see visible" .
This komugi design pottery free cup will enrich your life,
There is such power.
I want to have 4 dull colors.
It took a considerable amount of time to put out the dull color in the cup from such a commitment, and I was very impressed when I combined various colors and baked it many times and got the color I wanted.
06 "Thoughts" for bonds
I want you to use it when you spend precious time with your loved ones while your time at home is increasing.
And I made it because I wanted to deepen the bond with my loved one.
And I want you to use it as a gift for your loved ones.
For that reason, we also created an original box.
Please spend your precious time with your loved ones.
[Actual voice ]
With the help of acquaintances in starting this project
We received the voice of actually using it.
In addition to the 4 types of free cups, we have set a bean dish made by Yamashita Toen as a return.
We are particular about all products made in Japan and will deliver them one by one.
[Komugi design pottery free cup]
The bean plate is available in 5 cute shapes.
A cute bean dish creates a table.
[In Hasami, a major production area for vessels]
Yamashita Toen is a Hasami ware pottery.
Many Hasami ware kilns have grown in the form of making products at the request of wholesalers and selling them to wholesalers.
And in terms of manufacturing, we have a division of labor in each field such as ceramic clay, mold, molding, dough, firing, and so on. Hasami ware has been made throughout the production area.
The decisive factor is Yamashita Toen's management policy
"Creating unprecedented value by pursuing manufacturing that only we can do and the joy of manufacturing"
What we do is not to make things that anyone can do.
Work becomes fun because we do things that only we can do.
What you enjoy and create will surely be an attractive product that has never been seen before.
It is the first step to solve all the problems that we are excited to work on.
The true picture of the ceramic industry that I know is so exciting that it stimulates the sensibilities that people originally have, and it is interesting and attractive.
I know it best.
Yamashita Toen will revive the fascinating ceramic industry.
New things created by traditional crafts and design
The first difficulty in making the "komugi cup" was consensus.
We were trying to add value to the design with cheap cups as much as possible, but then it's just a cup.
・ To be delicious.
-Perfect for everyday use.
・ And above all, it colors the lives of those who support us.
It's been two years since we raised these three pillars and repeated adjustments with us, Yamashita Toen, and komugi .
Finally, we were able to commercialize it.
However, since there is a limit to the number of items that can be sold, we will sell them in a limited quantity and for a limited time.
[The future of the komugi cup]
If the komugi cup spreads throughout Japan as a new tool to color your life,
Last but not least, with the increase in mass-produced products such as 100-yen uniforms, Hasami and Arita next door are no longer busy.
In such a situation, it would be great if as many people as possible could visit Hasami by introducing this product to promote the production area.
Also, I would be grateful if you could support komugi, who is active as a designer as an artist .
Risk & Challenge
◼️ Risks & Challenges ・ The shipping time may be delayed due to the order status and manufacturing process. ・ There are individual differences in how you feel the taste. ・ As for the feeling of use, it is a product that is expected to have individual differences in how it feels. Therefore, we cannot accept returns or refunds regarding usability, etc., or returns or refunds due to customer's convenience. ・ The schedule described in the text is the schedule at the time of project release. Due to the nature of support purchases, there is a risk of delivery delays. ・ As a general rule, support purchases cannot be canceled due to delivery delays, but if it exceeds 6 months from the scheduled return delivery month, only those who wish to do so will be cancelled.