Traditional cups are an essential part of Japanese table decoration.
A chawan "bowl of tea" is a bowl used for the preparation and consumption of tea. There are many types of chawan used in the tea ceremony, and the choice of their use depends on many considerations.
A mug or large cup is a tall cylindrical container, with a handle and without a saucer, with an appearance similar to a mug. The mug is used for drinking or measuring in Europe and Quebec, and is only used for drinking hot liquids in North America. Large mugs are often used as beer glasses in Japan.
Chawanmushi (茶碗 蒸 し), wörtlich die gedämpfte Teeschale (茶碗 chawan) (蒸 し mushi), ist ein Eierpudding, der in der japanischen Küche verwendet wird und Ginkgosamen als ungewöhnliche Zutat enthält. Es gibt auch Hühnchen und Garnelen: Es ist ein Gericht, das sowohl in seinen Zutaten als auch in der verwendeten Brühe mehrere Variationen aufweist. Dieses Rezept lässt sich leicht an den individuellen Geschmack anpassen. Die Chawanmushi-Schale wird verwendet, um dieses Gericht aufzunehmen.
A yunomi is a teacup that is taller than it is wide, most often made of ceramic. Unlike the more formal use chawan tea bowl (it is used during the tea ceremony), yunomi is made for drinking tea on a daily basis. There are pairs of yunomi called meoto yunomi, with identical patterns but sometimes of different size and color referring to a married couple. Whether in the East or the West, the yunomi is a collector's item that inspires many potters.
Soba-choko (Japanese: そ ば 猪 口) are 3 to 9 cm porcelain containers. Mass-produced for domestic use in Japan during the Edo Imari soba-choko pro period (1620–1886), the Soba-choko were traditionally grouped in a configuration of five.
Most scholars believe that soba-choko derives from the Korean word chonchi or chongka - which means wine cup or bowl. Originally, sobachoko were used as spice carriers or drinking vessels, but later became mainly used to contain sauce for dipping noodles Ogawa Keishi and Nakano Tari both suggest that the first noodle shop was installed in Osaka during the Kyoho era (1710s) when soba-choko was produced and used 60 years earlier. More specifically, Nakano sites in historical documents indicate that the first noodles were consumed during the Kan'ei era (1620s), but they were only marketed in the 1710s. Soba-choko was produced in various regions of Japan, including Imari / Arita (Hizen) in Kyushu, Seto in Aichi, Kirikomi in Sendai and Oda in Tosa. Each region produced its own design, color and shape.
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