Vintage Somayaki ware sugar dish with lid – chipped


This Somayaki ware sugar dish is in Nice condition. There is a very obvious chip and I have tried to highlight it with the photos. It has a beautiful Hearts and Horses motif. Actual color may vary due to lighting conditions. Vintage with normal signs of use & wear. Some gold color loss & crazing.



Somayaki was established in 1690 in Fukushima, Northern Japan.

One of the most recognizable characteristics of Somayaki is its “Hashirigoma” (galloping horse motif).

Another unique feature is the use of “double walls”. The pieces are constructed with an inner wall which can be seen through cut-outs in the outer shell. As well as adding an interesting dimension, this feature also has the added advantage of keeping the tea warm while leaving the outer surface cool.

“Aohibi” is the name given to the distinctive blue crackled glaze seen on most Somayaki ware.

A combination of these three distinctive features combine to create warm, rustic pieces imbued with a sense of history and particular to the area in which they are produced.

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 5 in