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Medetai Soup Mug Pair
Medetai Soup Mug Pair
Medetai Soup Mug Pair
Medetai Soup Mug Pair

Mino-yaki Pair Mugs with Hand-Painted Design

Medetai Soup Mug Pair


Regular price $ 65.00 Sale


Hoping to share a little happiness at the table with people all over the world, Zoho-Gama, located in Tajimi City in Gifu Prefecture, has been maintaining local traditions in manufacturing ceramic goods with excellent hand-drawn techniques since 1944. They strive to enhance your daily dining experience with easy-to-use tableware with quality and craftmanship you can see and feel.

Mino-yaki Earthenware

Mino-yaki earthenware is specialty pottery produced in the Mino Region (around current Toki City) of Gifu prefecture which began in the 7th century. Mino-yaki continues to adapt to modern lifestyles while preserving its history and tradition. One of the signature characteristics of Mino-yaki earthenware is its diversity. Mino-yaki does not adhere to a single form, as it has over 15 registered types of traditional handicraft in Japan.

Medetai Soup Mug Pair

This set features a hand-painted design of a sea-bream or “Tai”. Tai has been considered as a "sacred fish" since the ancient times and is often associated with celebration in Japan. As the Japanese word "tai" rhymes with "medetai" the word meaning happiness or congratulations, the image of Tai always has a special meaning in Japanese culture. You can appreciate the artisanal details of this piece including the hand-painted motif along with the shape.

The set includes two soup mugs which can not only be used for serving soup but also for tea, dessert, stew, etc. You will also notice the Tai in these two mugs are facing each other, symbolizing harmony and unity. They are packaged in a red box which can readily make this set a beautiful gift for someone.

  • Size: 4.1" x 2.1" | 10.5 cm x 5.5 cm high (each)
  • Weight:  5.6 oz  | 160 g (each)
  • Capacity: 8.5 fl oz | 260 ml (each)

Material: Porcelain
Producer: Zoho-Gama
Origin: Gifu, Japan

Usage and Care

  • This product is not microwave-safe. Do not set the product on any other direct heat.
  • Hand wash only. Make sure to dry completely before storing. This product is not dishwasher safe.
  • Food should not be stored in the product, as the porous clay could absorb the moisture and smell of the contents over time.
  • Avoid any sharp temperature change on the product, as it could cause cracking.
  • Do not freeze the product, as it might crack.

Domestic Orders

  • Usually ships out in-stock items within 3 business days of order.
  • We use FedEx, USPS Priority Mail, or USPS First Class Mail to ship our products, depending on the size and weight of the package.
  • Read about the shipping information and terms in our Customer Service Page.
  • Free shipping with purchase of $375 or more! (Within Continental US only. Total purchase amount to qualify excludes free shipping offer items.)

International Orders

  • Usually ship out in-stock within 5 business days of order.
  • We use USPS Priority Mail International for international shipping.
  • We do not accept any returns for international orders. Any additional charges (including but not limited to import tax, custom fees, VAT, brokerage charge) that might incur after the order lands in the destination country must be borne by the recipient.
  • Read about the shipping information and terms in our Customer Service Page.