Seigado Chirori Tin Sake Carafe
This tin sake carafe is made by Seigado, a renowned manufacturer which has a workshop in Niigata Prefecture. The company mainly produces sake carafes and cups with a form that fits comfortably in the hand and a luster and strength that can only be achieved by forging and beating repeatedly.
A pure tin sake carafe mellows and brings out the flavor of sake. A single plate of pure tin is hammered into shape. It is characterized by its practicality and beautiful hammered surface, and has a soft atmosphere despite being made of metal.
Tin was prized as a material suitable for storing water and other things because of its ability to purify what is put inside it. It is also suitable for enjoying the taste of alcohol itself since it does not retain any odor.
It is suitable for heating sake by dipping it in a pot filled with hot water. The good thermal conductivity of the metal allows it to warm up quickly, and it also makes cold sake look cool and refreshing. Please be careful when holding the handle after warming it up.
- Dimension: D6.5cm(2.6in) x H13cm(5.1in)
- Capacity: 280ml(9.5oz)
- Material: Tin
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: Seigado
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