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Delicious sake everywhere with sake bowl FUTAE

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Peculiar sake bowl among various sake cups of Nousaku

Tin sake cups of Nousaku have been popular for its effect to make sake delicious. Some sake lovers choose tin sake cups for their best partner.

Among various sake cups of Nousaku, this sake bowl FUTAE gets attention now. FUTAE has unique design and feature.
At first sight, it looks very simple. Why does this sake bowl get attention?

In this page, we would like to introduce the unique sake bowl FUTAE.

Pair sake bowls FUTAE on dinner table

2 in 1! Portable sake bowls FUTAE

Simple and modern form. Beautiful silver color reflects light. FUTAE is a pair sake bowls set. In fact, one sake cup can be nested inside another cup. It is 2 in 1 sake bowl!

2 sake bowls become one. FUTAE looks like a couple. Therefore, FUTAE of Nousaku would be great gift to celebrate wedding.

Each cup is carefully made by traditional craftsmen. Both sake bowls have enough presence. Solid texture and weight gives elegance to the sake cup.

2 sake cups can be neatly nested

Ochoko and guinomi of Nousaku makes sake delicious

Tin sake cups can make sake delicious. It is true for FUTAE and other tin sake cups of Nousaku. Nousaku has various ochoko and guinomi (the name of sake cups in Japanese.) All sake cups have this effect. It is not an example, but a true!

3 points to make sake delicious

Here, we would like to explain why tin sake cups make sake delicious.

  1. Properties of tin

    Tin has a feature that has great sterilization and the retention of freshness by its high ion effect. It has been said that “the water in a tin ware does not rot,” or “a tin ware softens the taste of sake.” Therefore, people have been used tin as a sake cup or tea cup.

    Scientifically, the relationship between tin and fusel oil is the secret of how to soften the taste of sake. The fusel oil is a volatile component which is generated during the brewing of alcohol. It is said that the fusel oil is especially contained in Japanese sake and wine.

    Actually, tin has an effect to dissolve the fusel oil. So, the taste becomes mild by the tin especially when the sake is dry. Furthermore, the tin hardly has metal-specific smell. The tin ware does not interrupt the delicate taste and aroma of sake.

    Toast with 2 sake bowls FUTAE
  2. High thermal conductivity of tin

    Tin has high thermal conductivity. You can enjoy sake from cold to warm.

    When you drink cold sake, please refrigerate the sake bowl for 1-2 minutes before pouring sake. Sake becomes much colder.
    (Tin becomes fragile under subzero temperature. Please do not put the sake bowl in freezer.)

    Tin sake cups can make cold sake much colder. When you drink warm sake, tin keeps the best temperature. That is why we can enjoy sake more with tin sake cups of Nousaku.

  3. Beautiful design and smooth texture

    At last, tin sake cups of Nousaku have beautiful design and smooth texture. Design and texture do not change the taste of sake directly. However, when you drink sake, you enjoy it with your five senses. Therefore, appearance and texture are important components.

    Let’s pour sake into the silver sake bowl. Then, silver tin reflects light, and sake looks shining.

    When you touch the sake cup, you can feel the solid weight and texture of casting surface. Not too thin, nor too thick. Not too light, nor too heavy. You can feel that “sake with high-quality ochoko is more delicious.”

    You can enjoy the sake bowls and sake cups of Nousaku with your taste, eyes, and hand. Of course, sake bowls are not only for Japanese sake, but for shochu, whiskey, beer, or any other alcohol.

    Japanese sake and a sake bowl with nuts on the place mat. A woman drinks sake with a sake bowl

Bring FUTAE and enjoy perfect sake everywhere

Sake bowl FUTAE has more features than the effect of tin and stylish design.
The unique point of FUTAE is portability.

If you are a sake lover, you would like to bring your favorite sake for parties or camp. Please bring sake bowl FUTAE with you.
Since sake cups of Nousaku are made of tin, you do not have to worry about the breakage during transportation. Wherever you go, you can enjoy delicious sake.

FUTAE is a pair set of sake bowls. Therefore, you and your friend or partner can enjoy sake together.
When you would like to enjoy sake alone, fill a cup with nuts or snacks, and fill one cup with sake. A perfect sake time is ready!

Nuts in a sake bowl of FUTAE. Sake and another sake bowl on the place mat

One of our customer told me (a buyer of Japan Design Store) a good story. He said “I bring sake bowl FUTAE when I travel around Japan or the world. When I find delicious sake or wine at some places I visit, I enjoy it in my hotel at night.” What a wonderful trip!

How about bringing this sake bowl with you?

Who is the designer Masanori Oji?

Portable sake bowls FUTAE are designed by Masanori Oji.

Mr. Oji was born in Hiroshima in 1974. In 1997, he graduated from Faculty of environmental studies, Environmental design subject of Hiroshima Institute of Technology. After his graduation, he worked at an architectural office, and a graphic office. And in 1999, he established a design studio “Oji & Design.”

He is good at product design of traditional crafts or handicrafts. Based on the background of products, packages, or graphics, he designs for the future of the product.

He is one of the promoters of “TE TE TE Market.” It is a trade fair specialized in medium-scale producing products.
Now, everyone in the traditional crafts or handicrafts world knows Masanori Oji.

Sake bowls FUTAE for gifts

Useful and simple sake bowl FUTAE is a good reward for you or great gifts for someone.
For travel lovers, sake lovers, or couples, tin sake cups would be suitable. It is a good present for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

“We wish you two enjoy sake together ever after.” Sake bowl FUTAE tells this kind of message.

FUTAE in its exclusive box and its descriptions

We have more tin sake cups of Nousaku

In addition to the sake bowl FUTAE, Japan Design Store offers various tin sake cups.
For example, we have luxurious “Bamboo sake set,” “Tin beer cup and tumbler” for delicious beer, and “Tin Katakuchi and guinomi” as popular gift.

You can find e best sake cup for you or the recipients of gift.
Please find a best sake cup from various tin sake cups of Nousaku.

2 pairs of katakuchi and ochoko of Nousaku

Caring tips

  • * Since tin is a very soft metal, the product may change their forms by a little power. It is not an inferior goods or defect. Please enjoy unique feature of tin products.
  • * Wash with soft cloth or sponge with neutral detergent after use.
  • * Please do not rub with a hard scrubbing brush. Also, the product is soft and vulnerable. Avoid polishing with the cleanser.
  • * When the gloss has become dull, please polish the products using a commercially-available metal polish, toothpaste or baking soda. The gloss will return with them.
  • * Please do not apply to the direct flame because of the low melting point.
  • * Please do not use it in microwave oven.
  • * Please do not put in the freezer to reduce the risk of tin pest (that tin becomes brittle by the cold).
  • * Please do not put in the dishwasher and dryer.
  • * All the products are handmade by traditional craftsmen. Please enjoy different individualities of each product.

Personalize gift service

For the bulk order more than 20 items, we can personalize your items with the name of your company, school, or with logomarks. If you plan to order corporate gifts or keepsake gifts, please contact us from “Contact us.”
* Personalize gift needs service fee. The fee depends on items.
* Personalize service is not available for some products. Please feel free to ask us.

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