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.
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.
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Solid Color Sake Sets
The solid color sake sets are simple but elegant. Solid color sake sets are great in any decor setting and are appropriate in all settings.
Random Pattern Sake Sets
The fascinating random patterns never be repeated because it’s handcrafted. Random pattern sake sets often feature abstract designs that are impossible to recreate.
Floral Design Sake Sets
The floral design is one of the most common in Japanese pottery design. Floral designs are one of the first seen on Sake sets.
Figural Subjects Design Sake Sets
Beautifully hand painted with figural subjects such as animals or humans. Figural design sets often show animals and well known figures.
Landscape Design Sake Sets
Beautifully hand painted with a realistic landscape. These landscapes portray many things from famous landmarks to generic scenes such as a bamboo forest.
Most people are used to drinking or understand that sake is drunk from a porcelain cup.
But then again, not many people know that sake can be enjoyed over a ranging variety of vessels.
Whether the way to go is through tradition or modernity, sake can be enjoyed from.