Pure Gold Cup & Saucer
Only because of a favorite cup
You coffee time becomes more brilliant
With the glittering gold decoration
And the gorgeous gold
will never fade
even time goes by
The pure gold.
Mizunami in Gifu is known for Mino-yaki (Mino ceramic ware).
Yamaichi Company, running a pottery wholesale business
was established there 70 years ago.
These special cups we use at LiLo Kissa
are made there.
The cups are painted with pure gold
baked in a kiln at 800 degrees for 5 hours
It might seem like a simple task at first,
In practice, skilled craftsmanship is essential.
As second-generation president of Yamaichi,
「 On the first sample, the design of the steam image of Lilo Coffee logo was too detailed to work out well, but after a lot of trial and error, it was finally completed. The gold application on the handles is done by a craftsman with more than 10 years of experience, who carefully paints them little by little, little by little, with a brush to avoid unevenness.
It is even very rare for us to get an order of a cup made of pure gold, as there is so much work to do by hand. It is different from ordinary tableware, and the craftsmen have a special attachment to it.」
A sigh escaped my lips at the thought of such a heartfelt work that no machine could ever imitate.
Because it's so special, we want people to use it every day without hesitation.
We hope that your coffee time will be a special time for you.