Ceramic cups with line pattern on the left and splash pattern on the right.
A ceramic cup with splash pattern held in a hand.
Ceramic cups lying on the side to show the bottom: line pattern on the left and splash pattern on the right.
Stacked ceramic cups: line pattern over splash pattern.
Ceramic cups looked from above.

Ceramic Cup - Brown Patterns

Regular price $ 18.00


These small cups, called soba choko, are vessels made specifically for dipping sauce for cold buckwheat noodles (soba). They can also be used for holding tea, coffee or other drinks, dips, condiments, nuts, and more. 

The line motif is called tokusa, a vertical narrow stripe pattern that derives from the shape of a thin, bamboo-like plant, and is frequently used to decorate Japanese pottery. The hand painted lines and splash patterns appear loose and rustic at the same time, and give these simple cups a distinct character.


  • Ceramic
  • 3⅜" (W) x 2⅜" (H)
  • Holds 4 oz 
  • Hand wash. Use in microwave is not recommended.
  • Made in Japan

Who Makes It

Tojiki Tonya is a collective of ceramic ware distributors in the Mino region. They work closely with the area's pottery manufactures to bring to the market high quality, well-designed, and affordable ceramic ware for everyday use.