"Ochoko" is a small drinking ware used when drinking sake. Although there is no clear definition, it is generally a size of a sake glass that can “hold a sip.” It is designed for slowly tasting Japanese sake, while maintaining the perfect drinking temperature.
Why Drink with Ochoko?
Ochoko helps you prevent from getting a hangover!
Nowadays, there is an increasing number of people who drink sake in glass cups and wine glasses. However, since the average alcohol content of sake is about 15 to 16 percent, if you drink it straight without mixing with water, you could get intoxicated in no time. The more delicious sake is, the faster you will drink - it is especially hard to keep track if you pour it into a large glass and forget to pace yourself. you may end up drinking too much or getting a hangover. This is why small sake wares are helpful in both tasting and pacing your sake.
The big distinction of Ochoko from other sake glasses is the fact there is no clear definition for Ochoko.
Since there is no required size, shape, and material used, the design offers a diverse range of design and freedom in style. Ochoko can come in various shapes such as circles, ovals, squares, hexagons, and octagons. It is often designed as a set with sake bottles, and it allows a beholder to enjoy the flavor of sake as well as the aesthetic of the dining set up.