Sake Barrel / Tasting

Introduction of Sake Barrel

Japanese sake barrel opening ceremony, kagami biraki, has been a tradition since 300 years ago. It first started as a blessing for the fourth Tokugawa Shogun when he won the war but with times, the ceremony is now performed at weddings, New Year, sporting events, and the most common of all, opening ceremony and companies’ anniversaries. Sake barrel opening ceremony works in this way, instead of simply cutting the red ribbon like always, the VIPs would be invited on stage to break the cask of the sake. The cask is made of sweet mochi rice which represents ‘crème of the crop’, stating that the company hires only the best for themselves. The ‘breaking out’ symbolizes new beginnings and hopeful for the future to come. This ceremony is a deeply symbolic ritual and many people believed that good fortune would be bestowed to the company and its employees as well.  



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