The regular sake barrels are lovely but this is one of the much rarer porcelain ones, modeled for all intents and purposes to look just like the wooden ones. During the Edo period, rural sake brewers needed a method of transporting their brew to the large cities.
These large porcelain casks could be carried on pack horses or transported on special ships called. Until the 1940s, they continued to be used to dispense draft sake in shops. Customers would come into the shop with their own smaller ceramic bottles and have them refilled with their favorite brand. Sake is believed to be of divine origins emerged as the drink of Japanese nobility over 2,000 years ago.
Used at festive occasions to celebrate important events such as the New Year, weddings, anniversaries or the opening of a new business, a special ritual, the KAGAMIBIRAKI (cask breaking ceremony) was performed. The item "Antique Japanese Sake Jug Cask Porcelain" is in sale since Sunday, March 31, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Tea Caddies".The seller is "accessvintage" and is located in Indio, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay. Height 14" Width 12 1/4"