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Hyakki Yako, or the “Night Parade of One Hundred Demons,” is a popular concept in Japanese folklore that depicts a procession a hundred or more mythical monsters. We have chosen five scenes from the many Hyakki Yako painted between the Muromachi and Edo periods and drawn them on the soba choco.

Tengu’s Ox Cart
A gigantic tengu goblin and his monstrous wife are pulled in their ox cart by a giant toad.

Tsukumogami
It is believed that gods and spirits dwell in objects over 100 years old, bringing them to life.

Ugly Woman
This lanky, repulsive woman is a female monster of the netherworld, shown here with teeth stained black in the ohaguro tradition.

Monster Prayers
A feline creature and hand-cymbal monster recite sutras and lead a procession of practicing Buddhist monsters.

Great Hall
A huge face hides behind a great hall’s sliding fusuma doors while a huge arm ascends from the hearth in a Buddhist hand gesture. Dishwasher and microwave safe.


Color

Tengu’s Ox Cart

Tsukumogami

Ugly Woman

Monster Prayers

Great Hall

Price¥ 1,500
Size

φ8×H6.1cm / 170cc

Material

Porcelain

Maker

Nishiyama

Area

Hasami



Additional Information

Dishwasher and microwave safe.


The soba choco, whose trapezoidal shape has gone unchanged in the 400 years since its invention, traces its origins to Hizen (present-day Saga and Nagasaki Prefectures), which is home to the port of Imari, from which Imari porcelain spread throughout Japan.
Contrary to its name, the soba choco was never intended for soba. It was originally used as a small bowl to hold side dishes such as sashimi, salads, and shiokara preserve at celebrations and kaiseki meals. It wasn’t until the Edo period that soba become popular among the general public. People would often use their soba choco to indulge in a quick aperitif called sobamae before filling it with dipping sauce for soba, a tradition that soon caught on across Japan. Huge numbers of designs were created, reflecting the trends and culture of the eras in which they were made.
Baba Shoten fires its ceramics in the town of Hasami, Nagasaki, a cradle of porcelain manufacturing in Japan. We deliver a wide variety of soba choco that utilize a rich history of techniques unique to the Hasami area. Culture and craftsmanship in every cup.