Image by Sara Varon and Cup designed by Ayumi Horie
Porcelain 12 fl oz
For the longevity of your decal, please avoid the dishwasher.
Please note that cups are made to order. Your cup will ship within 3-4 weeks.
Pictured is the front and back of one cup.
I conceived of this vaccination cup (drawn by Sara Varon) as a way for people to talk about science and what responsibility each of has within society. My parents were born before many modern vaccines existed and began practicing medicine in the mid 1050's at a time when the vaccines for polio, measles, tetanus, and pertussis were coming into commercial use. Around the dinner table, I heard stories about a time when being free from these diseases weren't taken for granted and people counted their blessings. I think my Japanese heritage drilled into me the notion of how personal responsibility contributes to the health of the whole community. I get the flu shot every year, not so much to mitigate the effects of the flu, but more importantly, so I don't pass anything on to the most vulnerable members of our community with compromised or developing immune systems. Sadly, this conversation continues to be relevant.