The Sake Glass Set from Hirota Glass comes with two varieties: Tsubomi and Hana. Both are shaped to fit comfortably in your hand and to your lip to best enjoy each sip of sake. You would be surprised by how the same sake can taste different in each glass. The set comes with an illustrated English instruction sheet in a wooden box, so this can also make a wonderful gift for someone special.
Tsubomi translates to "flower bud"; the design of the glass mimics the curved, closed shape of a bud, and helps trap in the aroma of the sake inside of the glass. The recommended sake for the Tsubomi is Junmai-shu or a pure rice sake.
Hana translates to flower; the design of the glass mimics an open blossom and releases the aroma to the nose right away. The recommended sake for the Hana is Daiginjo or a high polished rice sake with brewing alcohol.
How to use:
Serve the same sake in both glasses and compare the differences in flavor and aroma. Compare which you prefer between the two.
You can choose your desired glass, then think about a meal that will pair with it.
You can choose which glass to use based of a meal.
You can choose which glass to use based on your feelings/preference of the day.
Authentic Tokyo Glassware
Made with only the finest materials by highly skilled artisans in Tokyo, Hirota Glass has excelled in making the most beautiful glass tableware. Founded in 1899 by Kinta Hirota in Kinshi, Sumida ward, Tokyo, Hirota Glass has established itself as one of the pioneers of Japanese glassware. Now the company is under the 4thgeneration glassmaker, Tatsuro Hirota, and has evolved its own signature style through harmonizing traditional European glass techniques with Japanese artistry. Hirota Glass stays true to its classic designs and influences dating back to the pre-war period, continuing to push hand-crafted glass to its artistic limits.
Tsubomi (Flower Bud)
Recommended for Junmai-shu (pure rice sake)
Size: 2.4” diameter x 3.4” high | 6 cm diameter x 8.5 cm high
Weight: 1.5 oz | 45 g
Capacity: 3.5 fl oz | 100 ml
Recommended for Daiginjo (high-polished rice sake with brewing alcohol)
Size: 2.3" diameter x 4.1" high | 6 cm diameter x 10.5 cm high
Weight: 1.7 oz | 50 g
Capacity 3.5 fl oz | 100 ml
Material: Glass Producer: Hirota Glass Origin: Tokyo, Japan
Usage and Care
This product is NOT microwave-safe.
Hand wash only.
Avoid any sharp temperature change on the product, as it could cause cracking.
Do not freeze the product, as it might crack.
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