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Classical Nousaku Tin Sake Wares and Why They Must be Chosen for Japanese Sake

 

 

If you like liquor, there are sake wares you should choose. Tin, a kind of metal, works perfectly to make your favorite liquor more delicious. The Japanese brand Nousaku produces various sake wares made of tin. The stylish products have been widely chosen for gifts as well.

 

 

Why tin is good for sake wares

 

 

Tin is a silvery-white metal and is malleable. It has beautiful polish, which lasts for a long time. Because of the feature, tin has been used for the material of jewelry. Additionary, tin hardly gets rust and has an antibacterial effect. It means tin is a safe material for kitchen utensils.

 

 

When you drink beer, you may think the beer should be cold for better taste. Tin, which has high thermal conductivity, could easily make itself cold when you place it in a cool place. Once you put a tin beer cup in a refrigerator for a few minutes before use, you could definitely enjoy a cold beer.

 

For Japanese sake, tin has been believed to remove the bitterness that sake has. You would find the difference once you try drinking with the sake wares. Furthermore, tin was used for the offerings in Shinto.

 

 

Nousaku, the historical manufacturer in Toyama Prefecture

 

 

Nousaku was founded in 1916 in the city of Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, Japan. The area is known for the copper industry, especially for Buddhist ritual products. Besides those items, Nousaku manufactures tea sets and vases made of different metals, including tin, brass, and bronze. 

 

 

 

Nousaku chooses casting for shaping products. In the casting process, liquid metal is poured into a mold and solidify to make the form of an item. While tin usually needs to combine with other metals for strength, Nousaku enables pure tin to be used for the material. The process is based on the traditional casting skills the brand has been passed down.

 

 

Choosing the best tin sake wares

 

Nousaku's tin sake wares vary in sizes and shapes. The best way to pick an item is to consider which liquor you would like to drink.

 

 

Beer cup

 

ビアカップ

TIN BEER CUP

 

Here is the most standard shaped tin tumbler, which is perfect for beer. The beer cup is one of the best sellers on ZUTTO. It keeps beer cold and makes frothy foam of beer.

 

 

ビアカップシラカバ スリーブセット(ベージュ)

TIN BEER CUP AND SLEEVE SET

 

This is a single tumbler with a leather sleeve and coaster. The deer leather is soft and tough. 

 

 

Guinomi

 

Guinomi is a handy-sized sake ware for Japanese sake. It is made tiny because Japanese sake usually has a high alcohol content (often higher than wine) and people just sip it. Besides for the taste, guinomi shapes like this to let people enjoy the color and clearness of sake. 

 

 

ぐい呑み 竹

 

ぐい呑み 竹

TIN GUINOMI SAKE CUP BAMBOO

 

This guinomi imitates bamboo. You would find a knot of bamboo. There are tin made and the one with gold leaf. 

 

 

ぐい呑み 月(錫)

 

ぐい呑み 月(錫)

TIN GUINOMi SAKE CUP MOON

 

This one has a moon design. When you look inside, you would find a crescent moon.

 

 

Paired sake ware

 

ふたえ

 

ふたえ

FUTAE PAIRED TIN GUINOMI SAKE CUP

 

This paired sake wares would be categorized as guinomi. Futae is made vertical symmetry and enables you to stack both. They would be a great gift for a couple. 

 

 

Katakuchi and Guinomi Set

 

片口・ぐい呑み2個セット

 

片口・ぐい呑み2個セット

TIN KATAKUCHI AND GUINOMI SAKE WARE SET

 

There is not only guinomi, but also katakuchi, which is a serving vessel. Katakuchi usually has a bowl-like shape and a single spout that makes you easy to pour sake. It is believed that katakuchi has been produced before B.C. in Japan.

 

 

Good care for tin sake wares

 

To keep the original beauty of tin sake wares, it is important to know the ways to care for the products.

 

- Tin is soft and ductile. That means when you drop tin sake wares, they get easily deformed. Try not to handle roughly.

- Gently hand wash. Tin sake wares must be hand wash after use. Use a soft sponge and dish soap, and rinse thoroughly. Do not use a washing machine or cleanser.

- Never place in a freezer and keep away from fire. 

 

 

Click here to see the products of Nousaku

 

 

投稿者: Ueda 日時: 2020年02月13日 11:00 | permalink

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