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Japanese designation for a square cup made from the wood of the Japanese cypress Hinoki or the clover Sugi, which among other things as a drinking vessel for sake is used. It originally served as a measuring cup for rice with the filling ichigô = 1 gô = 0,18039 liters. From the traditional container you drink from one of the corners. The traditional version is made of wood, also called kimasu (ki = wood). There are also modern versions, painted black and / or red, which are also made of plastic. Other traditional drinking vessels are called Ochoko (Mug) and Sakazuki (Drinking cup). To serve or pour various vessels such as Chirori. Katakuchi or Tokkuri used. See also below wine vessels,

Drink bowls (Sakazuki), Masu (wooden cubes) and cups (Ochoko)

Text: OSR Dipl.-Päd. Wolfgang Mucher
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