Japanese name (also Guinomi or Ochoko ) for the drinking bowls with a diameter of 5 to 8 cm (but also larger), from which the sake (cold to warm) is drunk. They are made of earthenware, ceramics, porcelain or glass in a variety of forms and designs industriemäßig. Already in early times lacquered Sakazuki were used by noblemen at feasts and ceremonies. At traditional wedding ceremonies in Japan, it is common for the bride and groom to sip sake from a 20 cm diameter lacquered sakazuki. As with wine, the "right" glass plays an important role, because the shape and thickness of the shell lip can significantly affect the sake taste. The same sake has a heavier one taste when drunk from a cylindrical vessel with a thick lip and a lighter flavor when drunk from a flat vessel with a thin lip.
The sake is also from the traditional Masu (Wooden cube) or Ochoko (Cup) drunk (but the boundaries between Ochoko and Sakazuki are fluent and synonymous). But it can also wine glasses Best used for almost all sake types Bordeaux glass for this. However, to enjoy the taste of dried fruit and nuts of an aged sake, it is best to have a large one Cognacglas or a Burgundy wine glass, For serving or pouring various vessels such Chirori. Katakuchi or Tokkuri used. See also below wine vessels,