Japanese Soba-choko (Japanese: そば猪口) cups: Soba choko means "Small cup for Soba". During the Edo Period in Japan "soba" (buckwheat noodles) became a popular urban dish. For this dish a choko (cup) was used for holding a dipping sauce.
Ceramic cups by taobao - I love these! The beauty of them, the simplicity, the dual textures in your hand, the illusion of movement the drops create, the gentle earth tone colors. Of course they are by a Japanese artist. What is this glaze?