The leaning hinoki cypress sake set is an elegant fusion of modern and traditional Japanese design. The tilted design looks as though the bottle and cup are ready to fall, but the thick base provides excellent stability.
The set is hand-crafted from Japanese cypress, which is regarded as a great luxury in Japan. It has a delicate, woody fragrance, and is said to complement the flavour of traditionally brewed sakes that are aged in cedarwood casks.
When drinking sake from cypress cups, first gently inhale the aroma of the sake mingled with the cypress wood. Then take a small sip, letting the sake linger on your tongue before swallowing.
When sharing sake with guests, it is very important that you do not pour your own. In a gesture of hospitality, pour a drink for your guest first. Then, to return the gesture, they will pour for you. If you are at a large gathering or celebration, wait to drink until everyone has their glass or cup filled.
Japanese cypress, or hinoki, contains an aromatic essential oil. As well as being fragrant, it has natural anti-bacterial properties. To care for your cypress cups and bottle, wipe with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly. If they need washing, hand wash only under running water. Do not use soap or detergent. Towel-dry as much as possible, then leave to air dry completely and store in a dark, dry place.
The set comes with one bottle and two cups.
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