Beautiful, Convenient, Safe, and Functional
Inheriting the tradition of Otani ware that began in the late Edo period, the skillful craftsmen produce bowls, coffee cups, and ornaments using ceramic techniques such as plate making and rokuro (potter's wheel).
With years of extensive research and by studying other types of tableware, the highly-skilled craftsmen of Umezatogama have paid great attention to details including the position and thickness of handles and other parts, the feel of the mouth, and even the size of the height of the base.
One of the characteristics of the ceramics made at Umezatogama is that many of them are carefully created with clever techniques that cannot be seen from the outside, such as teapots and soy sauce dispensers that do not spill even when tilted.
By extracting minerals and mixing with the glaze, the finished product makes food more secure. Minerals have the function of controlling the growth and metabolism of the body, maintaining the balance of cells, and thereby, are important and indispensable for maintaining good health.
Umezatogama products can be used in microwave ovens and dishwashers (the temperature of the hot water during washing is set to 70-80 ° C or less). Nowadays, powerful drugs such as lead and cadmium are sometimes used in industrial products, but no such harmful ingredients are used in Umezatogama’s products.
The Ultimate Series coffee cups have been thoughtfully designed for convenience and functionality with attention to six points: lightness, ease of holding, vessel capacity, heat retention, mouth feel, and storage, resulting in the ultimate cup that, once used, is impossible to part with.
The Jidai Chawan Series is produced with various people's dietary needs in mind, so that you can choose the size and depth of the bowls that are easy to use.
Umezatogama craftsmen strive to create beautiful, safe, and functional products.