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Sake carafes sing like birds when you pour from them

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By grape Japan

Tokkuri are Japanese carafes used for pouring sake into smaller cups (ochoko) or glasses. With Japan having such a rich tradition in ceramics, seasoned sake fans have quite the variety of tokkuri designs to choose from. Design group Cement has teamed up with kiln from the largest producer of ceramics in Japan to release a lovely design: a sake carafe that sings like a bird when sake is poured.

The tokkuri come in three model sets with an accompanying ochoko, and are made in collaboration with Fujita Pottery, a kiln located in Gifu Prefecture where the celebrated Mino ware are produced. The design, which has a special inner structure that allows for it make it seem as if the attached ceramic bird is chirping, was actually a playful one featured in the Edo period that Cement is reproducing with a modern aesthetic.

All three sets are available to order from Cement's Coto Michi online store for 8,800 yen.

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Cool. The bird trifecta is in play on Japan Today—today. The main page has news and image headlines on avian flu. The chirping tokkuri made me giggle while sober, so maybe I'm not sufficiently mature to keep the pours from it in check.

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Sake carafes sing like birds when you pour from them

And you'll sound like a werewolf after drinking that much distilled alcohol.

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For that price, I'll whistle when I pour.

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factcheckerDec. 7, 2020  08:41 pm JST

Sake carafes sing like birds when you pour from them

And you'll sound like a werewolf after drinking that much distilled alcohol.

Sake is fermented. Also, sharing, knowing your limits and self-control are better ways to consume alcohol.

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