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Shiki Reishuhai Yonkyaku Set (4-piece set of cups for chilled sake)

Drinking Vessels (Lipped Bowls/Sake Bottles/Sake Cups)
The veteran Kyoto lacquerware maker Zohiko, with a 354-year history, provides a new way to drink Japanese sake with its Shiki Reishuhai Yonkyaku Set. The Japanese sake sommelier, Katsumi Kimura, oversaw production of the set, ensuring a shape that fits the flavor and aroma of each type of sake, including kunshu (fragrant), jukushu (matured), soshu (light), and junshu (rich). This set of lacquerware cups are carved from wood as a single piece rather than being joined together, making them a shining example of craftsmanship.

[Producer’s Remarks]
Pouring of Japanese sake into four different cups for comparison is a joy. Try it and you’re sure to be surprised at the differences in flavor and aroma. The appeal of these cups lies in the relaxed gloss only found on lacquerware and the soft feel on the lips. These are the perfect complement for enhancing the flavor of both Japanese sake and Western alcohol. (Junzo Yamashita)