Updated: May 30, 2019
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Sake set is a must to enjoy your Japanese sake 100%!

Interested in drinking Japanese sake? Did you know that the taste of sake changes with the type of container and the cup you use? Here are some simple lists of all unique kinds of Japanese sake set you can try next time you enjoy Japanese sake!

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Sake set: How it works and its characteristics

Ochoko (おちょこ)

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The most common sake set served. The small shot glass-looking size is made for the purpose of enjoying Japanese sake in a few sips.

The difference with the Guinomi (posted below) is the size. Generally, ochoko is little smaller than guinomi.

Guinomi (ぐい呑)

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Guinomi is a sake cup a little bit bigger than ochoko. The name guinomi came from the onomatopoeia "Gui gui" (drink a lot).

As the brim is wider than ochoko, you can enjoy the smell of the Japanese sake better than ochoko.

Sakazuki (盃)

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Sakazuki is a flatly shaped cup which is generally only used for ceremonial use. Some of you might have seen them in Japanese yakuza films.

Traditionally, drinking sake by using sakazuki means bonding a relationship, such as marriage and brothership.

Masu (升)

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Similar to sakazuki, we normally do not use masu to drink sake in our daily lives.

Masu is used in festivals and ceremonies. At the new year, we celebrate the coming new year by breaking the lid of the sake barrel and sharing the sake.

Tokkuri (徳利)

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Tokuuri is the most common container for sake. They are usually glass-made. The cool looking container creates an atmosphere when you enjoy your sake.

When you heat your sake in order to serve in Atsukan or Nurukan, first pour the sake into tokkuri and heat them in a pan full of hot water.

Katakuchi (片口)

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Katakuchi is another type of sake container. The shape with only one pourable side is the origin of its name which means "one mouth".

Generally, katakuchi contains more sake than tokkuri. If you are to enjoy your favourite Japanese sake with your friends, katakuchi will be a better choice.

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Some restaurants serve Japanese sake in wine glasses as well. The shape of the wine glass makes the smell of sake flourish in a gentle way.

The thin brim also changes the taste of Japanese sake.

Check out the differences between Japanese sake!

After you've learned about the containers and cups, now its time to focus on the Japanese sake itself! Check our detailed posts about all different kinds of sake.
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