Hot water pitchers such as this have a number of historical uses in Japan, the most common being as receptacles for serving hot noodle broth to customers dining at Japanese soba noodle restaurants or for serving hot water for customers to dilute broth/soups. Mizusashi water pitchers are normally used to hold and pour the broth which is called sobayu (yu means “hot water”) and generally consists of the broth-like hot water used to boil the noodles. Mizusashi were in the past commonly made of wood before modern plastics took over. This vintage example dates from mid/late 20thCentury, it is in good overall condition and includes makers mark on the bottom. 15cm tall, lid diameter 16cm, overall spout/handle 27cm. £46.00 including postage to U.K. zone 1 addresses. For postage costs to addresses outside U.K. zone 1 and overseas postage please enquire prior to placing your order thank you.
Vintage Japanese Wooden Hot Water Pitcher – ‘Mizusashi’