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Sakazuki

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 wide variety of industrial shapes and designs. Lacquered Sakazuki were used by noble people at banquets and ceremonies in the early days. At traditional wedding ceremonies in Japan, it is common for the bride and groom to sip sake from a lacquered Sakazuki with a diameter of approx. 20 cm. Just like with wine, the "right" glass plays an important role, because the shape and the thickness of the bowl lip can significantly influence the taste of sake. The same sake has a heavier one taste when drunk from a cylindrical jar with a thick lip and a lighter taste when drunk from a flat jar with a thin lip.

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

The sake is also traditional Masu (Wooden cubes) or Ochoko (Mug) drunk (the borders between Ochoko and Sakazuki are fluid and are also used interchangeably). But it can also wine glasses used, is best suited for almost all types of sake Bordeaux glass for this. However, to enjoy the taste of dried fruit and nuts of an aged sake, a large one is best Cognacglas or a Burgundy wine glass, Various vessels such as are used for serving or pouring Chirori. Katakuchi or Tokkuri used. See also under wine vessels,

Sakazuki - with vessels and origin in Japan

Text: OSR Dipl.-Päd. Wolfgang Mucher (certified sake sommelier)
Image: From The Epopt - Transfer wikipedia , public domain , link
Japan map graphic: Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association

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