【Kissing Mokkiri Sake Vol.002】


When drinking at Izakaya (informal Japanese style bar) in Japan, sometimes sake is served in this style: server put a glass inside the Masu or sake saucer and pour until sake overflows from the glass.
This serving style is called “Mokkiri” and it is said that the degree of overflowing shows the degree of the server’s generosity.

How would you drink this style of sake?

The most familiar style in sake country Akita is that sipping a bit of sake with kissing the brim. In order to spread this “kissing drinking style” throughout the world, we will continuously introduce the attractive “Mokkiri face” of beautiful Akita’s ladies to you.


This Mokkiri beauty is Ms.Chinoha, who is active as one of the first “Akita-Maiko”.

She is not much of a sake drinker; however, her impression of Takashimizu in “Mokkiri style” is “the taste that I will come to like a little!”

*What is “Akita-Maiko”?
“Maiko” is apprentice “Geisha”. They add zest to banquets and entertain customers by performance of traditional Japanese dance or song.
Also in entertainment area called “Kawabata” in Akita-city, “Kawabata-Geisha” once graced the banquet and entertained customers. This “Kawabata-Geisha” culture had come to an end several years before; however, “Akita-Maiko” was launched for rebirth and development of this historical “Kawabata-Geisha” culture based on the concept of “meetable Akita beauty”. “Akita-Maiko” conveys attractions of Akita tourism, culture, and so on through their performance and hospitality.