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Shingo Oka
‘Tokkuri’ pitcher with ‘Somon’ drawing


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Inspired by early Japanese ‘Imari’ styles, this ‘Tokkuri’ pitcher has a beautifully aged appeal. It features ‘Somon’ drawings, which are patterns resembling growing grass. As the artist explained, these darker and lighter blue strokes were made using straws, so that they have rounded ends and a subtle look. Shingo Oka also describes this petite ‘Tokkuri’ pitcher as having a “very 1600s” aesthetic.


Living in close proximity to the mountains has a positive effect on Shingo Oka’s wellbeing as well as his craft. The influence of nature – the soil, the grass, the trees – extends to the process of painting his ceramics, for which he makes use of whatever tools are to hand, from brushes to wild plants. Due to its bulbous shape, a ‘Tokkuri’ pitcher is traditionally used for serving warm sake, but with the subtle ‘Somon’ drawing it also serves as a sensory objet d’art or vase.

Weight: 295g; height: 12.5cm; diameter: 7.5cm


Taking care of your ‘Tokkuri’ pitcher with ‘Somon’ drawing includes avoiding stacking it with or storing it against other objects to prevent scratches or cracks. Wipe it with a soft cloth to dust it.

Rinse it with water using a soft dish cloth after each use. After cleaning it, let it air dry fully before you store it again. Do not wash it with any cleaning agents and avoid using abrasive sponges, dishwashers or drying machines.

The ‘Tokkuri’ pitcher must not be directly exposed to temperature shocks – whether from a flame, conventional oven, microwave, induction cooktop, freezer, refrigerator or other source of heat or cold. If you notice cracks, chips or deep scrapes, please stop using it, as these can cause the item to break at any time.

As our objects are crafted in small batches and often made to order by our artisans, we regretfully do not accept any returns.