What is Sake Set
A sake set is more then the term used for the cups and carafe used to serve sake (the traditional alcoholic Japanese drink made from rice). Being traditional, sake sets are commonly ceramic (they can also be made out of glass or plastic). From the carafe to the cups, the items can be sold individually (Cup Only) or as a set.
Imari (Arita) Porcelain
Imari (Arita) porcelain is the name for Japanese porcelain wares made in the town of Arita. The craftsmanship, production, drawing techniques, and unique designs with 400 years of history, continues to make Arita porcelain number one in Japan.
Kutani ware which is multicolored over glazed porcelain is incredibly precious and highly appreciated due to its unique, formal and vigorous beauty.
The charm of Hagi Ware lies in the rough texture of the clay and the pockmarked surfaces laced with cracks in the glaze. Hagi Ware is liquid-permeable. This results in another interesting characteristic, that is, that its color and tone change with use, especially if used to drink tea.
Mino ware is the name given to ceramic ware that was originally created in the Gifu prefecture, in the south of that region, and now makes up around 50% of the Japanese market.
Tokkuri (Sake Carafe)
In a sake set, the server is a carafe, usually called tokkuri. These can be found in a variety of different shapes. Traditionally they have a narrowed neck in order to prevent heat from escaping, since usually sake is warmed by placing a tokkuri filled up with sake in a pan of hot water.