Asemi Co is a Japanese brand that was created by Yuki & Lars, designers and longtime friends. Always fascinated by traditional craftsmanship, they came together in 2015 to launch Asemi Co. Their mission is to preserve traditional local Japanese craftsmanship by combining various handicrafts with contemporary design. The resulting products thus offer a fusion of contemporary design and know-how.
They selected many craftsmen from all over Japan to give the Asemi cup a local identity in each Japanese region.
Asemi Co. mugs come in two sizes. They may look different at first glance, but they all have the same basic design, which allows them to be combined and stacked no matter what style of pottery they were made with.
Ōbori Soma-Yaki is a 400-year-old ceramic originating from Fukushima, Japan, famous for its distinctive crackle glaze.
In 2011, Soma-Yaki's birthplace was destroyed by a tsunami. The craftsman has since started to rework maintaining this beautiful and unique style of pottery.
Crackle enamel is made due to the different shrink factor between clay and enamel.
Soma-yaki cups are made by artisan Kyoko Kondo.
MATERIALS : Sandstone
TECHNIQUE : Molded, then fired in an oven for the tiles.
ENAMEL : Cracked brilliant green
COLOUR : Jade green
DIMENSIONS : Ø 7cm, height approximately 10cm
USES AND MAINTENANCE:
Dishwasher: No, prefer a hand wash
NOTE: Like any handcrafted product, these pieces may have slight variations in shape, color and thickness.