Keep updated on the beauty of Japan!

<i>Tousai</i> by Miyagawa Kozai

Heritage Pieces Worthy of National Treasure Status

Enchanting cups for the Sake aficionado

The Tousai Sake Cup is fashioned using technology and a design style originally developed during the early Ming Dynasty (1368 -1644). Each one is individually created by Miyagawa Kozai, the current (6th generation) head of the Makuzu kiln, using techniques nurtured and perfected by the legendary master, Miyagawa Kozan (1842 -1916). Eloquently depicting flora and fauna in the masterful hand of Kozai, one of the cup's most significant features is the use of ‘spring fresh green’ as the base color. As a mark of authenticity, the base of each cup bears the characters of the Makuzu kiln drawn in Kozai's own hand and reads, 'Makuzu Kozai'.

Ming to Meiji

The Ming Dynasty was one of China's most important in terms of technological and artistic advancement. Though Japanese potters drew heavily on the new ceramic technology of the period, they added their own twist, which often resulted in improvements. A great variety of pottery was produced at kilns throughout Japan throughout the Edo and Meiji Periods, but the extraordinary pieces created at the Makuzu Kiln by the legendary master, Miyagawa Kozan, achieved great recognition and remain to this day some of the most highly prized.

Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan

The astonishingly versatile and accomplished Meiji potter, Makuzu Kozan (1842 -1916), is acclaimed as one of the greatest ceramic artists of the Meiji period (1868 -1912). After the opening of Japan to the West in the mid-nineteenth century, the Meiji period was a time of tumultuous change for Japanese society. Makuzu-yaki’s shift from its origins in a traditional workshop in Kyoto to maturity in a prolific factory in the newly opened port of Yokohama, is part of the story. Kozan's ability to cater to the demands of a new Western export market and to incorporate new Western glaze techniques led to enormous success, both in Japan and abroad. Accolade after accolade followed the appearance of his work at international exhibitions including Expos in Paris and Sydney, and World Expos in both Philadelphia and St. Louis. The legendary master was appointed an artist to the Japanese Imperial household in 1882; the absolute pinnacle of the world of pottery at the time.

Product Details

Selling Agency Japan


  • Dimensions: D8.4 x H6.6cm (3.3 x 2.6 in.)
  • Weight: 73g (2.6 oz)
Kindly Note As each piece of Makuzu-yaki is handmade, please be aware before purchasing that the size and hue of each item will vary slightly.

All the products handling in ALEXCIOUS are the genuine products from the original makers.

Makuzu-yaki Sake 'Cup'

SKU: T1-J001-M001-04-01

Makuzu-yaki (Makuzu ware)

¥ 76,740
Approx. USD 744.22

Shipping Fee

¥ 2,180
(Approx. USD 21.14)
Gift wrapping available
  • T1-J001-M001-04-01

    ¥ 76,740
    Domestic: Delivery in 5-6 business days.
    Overseas: It takes a few more days.

Contact us

  • +81-3-5781-8975(Weekday, 10:00 - 18:00)
  • Inquiry Form(We'll reply within 24 hours)

Guide for Ordering Procedures

Order Procedures

  1. 1
    Placing an Order

    Orders can be made anytime.

  2. 2
    Confirmation Mail

    An automated mail will be delivered from ALEXCIOUS after an order has been placed.

  3. 3
    Approximate Shipping Date Mail

    For products that may take up to more than the period of notation to dispatch, another mail will be sent to notify the approximate shipping date in 1-3 business days

  4. 4
    Shipment Confirmation Mail

    A confirmation mail will be sent with the voucher number that indicates that the product has been shipped.

  5. 5
    Arrival of the Product

    After the order has been delivered, we request that you kindly rate our product on the review page.

Delivery and Wrapping

Shipping Method Delivery within Japan: Sagawa Express, Delivery Overseas: Express Mail Service (EMS) via the Japan Post Service
Shipping Fee
¥ 1,620
Estimated Delivery Date
Domestic delivery usually takes 1-3 days after the order is shipped.
For international delivery, delivery time can be estimated based on that of EMS (International Express Mail Service) once the order is shipped.Check the delivery time here.
Ship from Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Sagawa Express Tracking Info Site
EMS Tracking Info Site
Insurance Included
Wrapping Message card (+ 108JPY / texts can be personalized) and gift wrapping (+ 540JPY) options are available. (Gift wrapping materials may be different from the image due to the size or shape of the product.)

Payment Method

Customers inside Japan
Square (no handling fees)
  • VISA
  • Master Card
  • American Express
PayPal (no handling fees)
  • VISA
  • Master Card
  • JCB
  • American Express
ATM (no handling fees)
Convenience stores (no handling fees)
  • FamilyMart
  • Circle K Sunkus
  • Sunkus
  • Daily Yamazaki
Online banking (no handling fees)
Cash-on-delivery (COD)

(For domestic shipping and wristwatch purchases only)
For those who would like to pay via cash-on-delivery (COD), please select the ATM option. Then, please specify the COD option and the desired date of delivery (excluding weekends, the date can be no sooner than 4 days after the order) on the information form below. Cash-on-delivery Option/ Service Fees

Less than JPY 10,000
JPY 300
JPY 10,000 or above ~ less than JPY 30,000
JPY 400
JPY 30,000 or above ~ less than JPY 100,000
JPY 600
JPY 100,000 or above ~ less than JPY 300,000
JPY 1000
Customers outside Japan
Square (no handling fees)
  • VISA
  • Master Card
  • American Express
PayPal (no handling fees)
  • VISA
  • Master Card
  • JCB
  • American Express
Kindly notes If you view our site in Japanese, you may choose any one of the payment methods above. If you view our site in other languages including English, you may only make your payment with Square or PayPal.