The finest traditional glazes are used to create these sake sets that are as much art as they are functional. Since 1995 we have been offering a great selection of Sake Sets. Many of our Sake Sets also have Sushi Sets, Tea Sets, and Bowls that match. Each
set is handcrafted and truly a work of art.
At first, sake was produced for private consumption by individual families or villages. While this practice continued, sake rice also became a large scale agricultural product. The largest production area was centered around Nada, near the present-day city of Kobe. Although more sake was being made, it was mostly consumed by the upper classes. Sake was used for many different purposes in the Shinto religion, including as an offering to the Gods and to purify the temple. The bride and groom each consume sake in a Shinto wedding ceremony in a process known as Sansankudo. There were many other uses for sake in Shinto, most of which are still in practice today.