Cup Sake

Cup Rice Wine

Sake is traditionally sold in large bottles known as issho-bin (with a volume of approximately 1.8 litres). In the 1960s, as part of an effort to make sake more appealing to a younger generation, the concept of cup sake was introduced. The small handy-sized glass cups have proved extremely popular and a huge range of cup sake is now available. Sold in a wide-range of places such as convenience stores and train stations, the convenience of cup sake makes it ideal for the famous hanami cherry-blossom viewing.