Oriental Zodiac Sake Cup Gold Dragon
Material : Tin (100%), gold leaf
Size: H 1 1/2''
Capacity : appx. 50cc
This is Chinese and Japanese Zodiac animal design.
Not recommended to use hot sake.
Known as the most expensive metal after gold and silver, tin is very malleable and flexible. Though having nearly the whiteness of silver, it does not rust easily nor will air tarnish it readily. It is significantly antibacterial, and also known as a material with high heat conductivity. Tin ware cooled in a refrigerator for 2-3 minutes will keep the dish fresh and cold.
NOUSAKU uses pure tin. It is common to add other metallic materials to provide durability and facilitate cutting work, but NOUSAKU uses tin without such additives. Accumulated experience of skilled craftsmen enables us to produce these unique pieces. The piece is also special for its finishing. The inner side of this item is gilded; a collaborative manufacturing between craftsmen of gold leaf at Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture. It can be used as sake cup, seasoning cup and various table top accent, accessory container, etc.