The wooden sake cup offers natural warmth, woody scent, and smooth touch.
There are five common types of traditional Japanese sake cups and glasses: ochoko, guinomi, sakazuki, mokkiri, and kiriko.
The Ochoko: the tiny cups are typically made from porcelain (although other materials are available) and hold approximately 45 ml of sake. Their small size makes them ideal for sipping and savouring the sake and encourage regular refills from your host, a key tenet of Japanese hospitality. The small rim size means you won’t get as much of the aroma as you might with a wider cup or glass, but they are a great way to share sake with friends.
Cedar wood ochoko cups are popular in Japan, especially in traditional settings such as tea ceremonies and izakaya (Japanese-style pubs).