Japanese SAKE Cup - Wood MASU - for sipping SAKE

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  • Brand: Sake
  • Product Code: Masu Sake Cup
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Japanese SAKE Cup

Wood MASU - for sipping SAKE

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Various Japanese SAKE breweries with their unique brand name stamped on these SAKE BREWERY MASU (cups) to choose from.

Square sake cups, or MASU, as they are called in Japan, are a small traditionally wooden box formerly used as a measure of volume. They are now used for drinking cold sake / rice wine (hiyazake).

The 'pointer' finger is positioned on the far corner of the cup, and the thumb at the corner closest to the drinker. This corner is where the sake is sipped from, while the outer facing corner between the finger and thumb, holds a small sprinkle of salt which runs into the cup as it is wet from the sake ripples / splashes.

 

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