[Soba choko] 15 recommended choices! Stylish utensils that can be used for more than just soba noodles

Soba choko is widely known as a container for dipping soba noodles.

Although it is called a soba choko, did you know that it can be used in a variety of ways other than adding soba noodles?

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In fact, it is a container that can be used as a drink cup, a dessert cup, or a small bowl.

In this article, we will introduce a stylish soba choko that you will want to use at your daily dining table.

We have a wide range of products, from those with a Japanese feel to those with cute designs, so be sure to try them out.

If you would like to try a variety of soba choko first, you can view the product list here.

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What is Soba Choco?

Originally, the choko, small bowl, and tea cup for drinking alcohol were all called ``choco.''

In particular, when soba restaurants became popular among the common people at the end of the Edo period, choko cups with a diameter of about 5 to 8 cm came into frequent use.

Therefore, this choko came to be called ``soba choko'' to distinguish it from the choko used to serve alcohol.

The diameter of a soba choko is still around 5 to 8 cm, and its characteristic feature is that it does not have a high platform and expands in a straight line toward the mouth.

The origin of soba choko is said to be in Ko-Imari, where white porcelain was painted with gosu (indigo blue).

Soba choko has been popular for a long time, but recently many different colors and designs have appeared.

A single soba choko can be used in a variety of situations, from everyday dining to entertaining, and you'll want to collect all kinds of things.

Soba choko with a wonderful Japanese atmosphere

"When I eat soba, I want to eat it with something typical of Japanese tableware."
For those people, we would like to introduce soba choko, which has a Japanese atmosphere, such as sometsuke.

Serve with cold tofu and green beans with sesame dressing for another side dish.
Have a little tea time with Japanese sweets such as Shiratama Zenzai.

The classic Japanese design will blend in with your dining table.

Soba choco chrysanthemum pattern porcelain dyed Arita ware

Smooth and smooth to the touch, with a natural and elegant atmosphere.

The blue lines become thicker and thinner, and the chrysanthemum pattern drawn with a soft touch will make you feel warm.

Not only can it be used in everyday life, but it will also add a touch of beauty to small celebrations.

Soba choko, dyed Nishiki round pattern, porcelain, Koyo kiln, Arita ware

This soba choko has a gorgeous red pattern that gives it an elegant atmosphere.

The modern Japanese designs are carefully drawn one by one using the traditional technique of ``sometsuke'' over the glaze.

Small leaves surround a round motif, overflowing with a relaxed and lovely feel.

Soba choko, minced arabesque, porcelain, Arita ware

A small soba choko with a refreshing two-tone color.
The pattern created one stroke at a time is called micro-abrasive, which is a simplified form of arabesque.

It's a design that doesn't make too much of an statement, so I think it's easy for people who want to try their hand at patterned vessels to incorporate it.

Soba choko karakusa pottery Hasami ware

This is a soba choko with arabesque dyed in it.

Dip the soba noodles tightly in ice water into the mentsuyu...

This soba choko is perfect for such occasions.

Soba choko window flower painting porcelain Rinkurou kiln Hasami ware

This soba choko is attractive with its gorgeous and gorgeous paintings painted in bright colors.

An Old Imari-style design that was called "Old Imari" and was loved by European royalty and aristocrats.
This is a masterpiece that shows the elaborate attention to detail from the delicate flowers drawn inside the six windows.

Soba choko colored picture flower joint porcelain Mayumi Takahara Kutani ware

This is a soba choko with a pretty floral pattern that makes you feel nostalgic.
The bright colors stand out well on the smooth white pottery typical of Kutani ware.

The hand-drawn pattern of each stroke is very tasteful and will make you want to use it for a long time.

Old Tobe Soba Choco Flower Lattice Pattern Semi-Porcelain Pottery Kiln Tobe Ware

A heart-warming soba chocolate with a flower motif pattern.
The flowers that can be seen between the lattices look like the scenery of a Japanese house, and it feels nostalgic somehow.

With its Japanese appearance, it seems like it will bring a relaxing time to your everyday dining table.

Jushu Cup, Wooden Rice, Porcelain, Seikou Kiln, Kutani Ware

This is a soba choko with a traditional pattern representing Kutani, depicting people in bright colors.

You can almost hear the laughter from the Karakos playing instruments and dancing

It can be used not only for everyday use, but also for celebrations and New Year's parties.

Stylish soba choko with modern design

"I want a soba choko that can be used not only for soba noodles, but also for Japanese and Western dishes."
For those people, we would like to introduce a soba choko that looks like Western tableware.

I made some coffee and took a breather.
Put yogurt or pudding into a dessert cup.

You'll have fun thinking about what to serve today.

Cup denim pottery rosemary Hasami ware

The Rosemary series adds a little glamor to your dining table.
The muted color makes it easy to match with any kind of food, and denim gives off a chic and mature atmosphere.

If you add something like salad, the color of the vegetables will stand out.

Free cup Yuzuhada Shino porcelain calme Hasami ware

Simple is best! A free cup with a beautiful streamlined form.
The bubbly bubbles that appear here and there create a flavor similar to the skin of yuzu.

A simple shape that can be used for any purpose, it is an excellent item that expands the range of your dining table.
It will blend gently into your dining table and serve as a daily staple.

Shinogi soba choko LEAVES porcelain Koyo kiln Arita ware

A cute soba choko with an indigo leaf pattern drawn all around.
Although it is a traditional dyed pottery, it has a delicate pattern similar to Western tableware.

This is a pottery that fits in with modern life and was created with the theme of ``fitting naturally into your living space and giving you a sense of relief.''

Soba choko herringbone brown pottery ORIME Hasami ware

Hasami ware soba choko with a modern herringbone pattern.
It has a soft atmosphere because it is made of ceramic, which is unusual for Hasami ware, which is often made of porcelain.

Since it has a modern pattern, it can be used in a variety of situations, not just as a soba choko.

You can also use it as a mug to hold coffee or latte, or add side dishes such as pumpkin salad or simmered dishes.

Free cup camel porcelain rondo Hasami ware

It has a cute appearance with a series of circles, and has an atmosphere similar to Scandinavian tableware.
The calm camel color blends seamlessly into any dining table.

It's perfect for making pudding or panna cotta and enjoying your time at home.

Soba Choco Porcelain Cloud Swallow Arita Ware

This is a soba choco with a picture of a swallow flying happily in the sky.
The glaze on the clouds is so three-dimensional that you can feel it with your hands, creating a fluffy texture.

The happily dancing swallows give you a very relaxing feeling.

Free cup pink porcelain Ayako Oku

An adorable soba choko with a soft and gentle pink color like peach or cherry blossoms.

The brown glaze surrounding the rim of the mouth seems to slowly bleed and melt.
I would like to incorporate it to add a little color to the dining table.

Introducing how to use soba choko!

Soba choko that fits perfectly in the palm of your hand.

Although it is small, it can be used in a wide variety of ways, and depending on what you put in it, it can take on a variety of expressions.

We will introduce some fun ways to use soba choko.

As a yogurt or ice cream cup

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Put a crisp, cold sorbet into the dignified white porcelain and Gosu's refreshing soba choko.
You can also add yogurt or cut fruit.

Instead of a mug

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Soba choko goes well with coffee.
Try using a soba choko instead of a mug.

Not only green tea and black tea, but also herbal tea and chai are wonderful.

As a small bowl

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As a small bowl, serve regular dishes such as potato salad, pickled vegetables, and kinpira.

An advantage of soba choko is that it is easy to eat with your hands.

Before soba became popular, soba choko was originally used as a bowl for mukozuke, so it goes perfectly with food.

As a soup cup

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On the breakfast table as a soup cup.

Even if you're not very hungry in the morning, you'll still be able to enjoy the soba choko size.

And many other things

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If you use a soba choko, you can make chawanmushi a very stylish dish.

I would like to try making chawanmushi using soba choko with various designs.

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Add some pretty flowers blooming in the wild to add a subtle touch of color to your table.

Soba choko can also be used as a small vase.


The soba choko, which has been loved and used since ancient times, is a standard Japanese tableware even today, and is a very easy-to-use container that can be used for a wide range of purposes, from food to drinks, snacks, and flowers.

It doesn't matter how many you have, so it's a good idea to choose soba choko as a gift for your loved ones.

If you would like to try a variety of soba choko, you can view the product list here.

Hot water cup/ Soba choko list page

Once you have a nice soba choko in your hands, come up with various ideas and try using it in a slightly different way than usual.

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