When it comes to drinking, do you prefer to drink to your heart’s content with your friends? Or would you rather drink without company at home so that you feel more at ease? Recently, I have stumbled upon this SAKE SET by KANEKO KOHYO Pottery. The set consists of a sake flask with four sake cups, which are clean and simplistic with a pale shade, and are specifically designed for the luxury of enjoying alcohol solo.
Established in 1924 and based in Gifu prefecture in Japan, KOHYO is the signature workshop of Mino pottery within Japan. Having started out producing only sake flasks of Mino ware, it later expanded into the realm of a variety of daily tableware. Thanks to its exquisite pottery craftsmanship, not only is it much sought after at home in Japan, even restaurants under Dior and Château de Versailles in France have made purchases from the workshop. It can be said that it has enjoyed unparalleled prestige.
The SAKE SET consists of four sake cups of different shapes for various drinking scenes. The straight and tall type has a narrow opening which allows the alcohol to quickly slide down the throat, and is thus suitable for alcohol with a light taste; the bowl-shaped cup, on the other hand, has a slightly wider opening, which lets a large amount of liquid flow through the middle part of the tongue so that the flavors of the alcohol will linger in the mouth; the one that is shaped like a pistil has an opening suited for drinking in small sips, and are thus best paired with alcohol with a strong aroma; as for the trumpet-shaped cup, it goes well with light and aromatic alcohol. Thanks to its wide opening, both the mouth and the nose can enjoy the aroma at the same time, and is thus best used for enjoying the fresh aroma of the alcohol itself.
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