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Satsuma-tin Guinomi
How'bout Drink With A Tin Cup?
Date:31, Jul, 2023
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Guinomi by Otsuji-asahido

Capacity: 100 cc
Price: 5,000 JPN without tax
(in 2014)
In 2014 August, released the article about Satsuma-tin Guinomi produced by Otsuji-asahido. And we will each other remember a lot of those that happened and experienced in the 9 years. Like Russian military invasion into Ukraine and the Covid-19 pandemic, countless things went on around us. One of them is that they silently closed Otsuji-asahido in 2017. Then we have to talk about the Satsuma-tin Guinomi here. Guinomi is a type of Japanese sake cups.

Today most of us are not so close to tin cups, are we? Do you have a tin cup in your house? Probably, most will answer no. Of course, I don't have any. Then we are pretty hard to know why we have to pay high and get a tin cup.

They say tin cups have an ion effect to clean water they contain inside. It is known that Sn2+ ions, diatomic tin ions in water, intensely and continuously restrain microbial flora. Water gets muddy and soon rotten for bacteria. Tin makes it keep away from them and the water can stay clean and delicious. When it is so hot outside in summer, it will work a lot I guess.

As mentioned above, Otsuji-asahido disappeared in 2017. But there are still some craftsmen who use Satsuma-tin and produce tableware in Kagishima. Moreover, they opened Satsuma-tin Cup Museum there in 2016. You can try producing some tin saucers at the museum with advance reservation.


Satsuma-tin Cup Museum (Japanese)





 

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