Futae Pair of Tin Sake Cups by Nousaku


Known as the most expensive metal after gold and silver, tin is very malleable and flexible. Though having nearly the whiteness of silver, it does not rust easily nor will air tarnish it readily. It is significantly antibacterial, and also known as a material with high heat conductivity. It has been believed that water in a tin container does not spoil, and tin removes excessive bitterness from sake and produces better taste. Because it is known to absorb impurities and purify water, tin wares allow you to enjoy liquor, meals, sweets, or flowers. Tin ware cooled in a refrigerator for 2-3 minutes will keep the dish fresh and cold.

NOUSAKU uses pure tin. It is common to add other metallic materials to provide durability and facilitate cutting work, but NOUSAKU uses tin without such additives. Accumulated experience of skilled craftsmen enables us to produce these unique piece.

This Futae set of tin sake cups can be stacked together – two cups for two drinks or one cup for a drink and the other for a snack. While not in use, they are stunning as display items on a shelf.


Size H58 φ54 and  H58 φ59 mm

Capacity About 90cc / 100cc about

Weight (including box) 366g

Material Tin 100%

Designer Oji Masanori


Care Instructions:


Wash with a mild detergent using a soft sponge.

Polish with a baking soda to bring out the luster.

Tin wares become very hot when hot liquid is poured. Take care not to be burnt when handle.

Do not put the product over a fire nor use it in microwave as the melting point is low at 230C.

Clean an item well after pouring/placing something with strong acidity to avoid tarnish.

Refrain from storing in the refrigerator more than 30 minutes or in the freezer to avoid deterioration of products.

Not suitable for use in dishwashing or drying machines.

Never scrub with a brush.

Excessive bending and changing shapes may cause a damage of an item.