|Chirori (cookware for preparing sake)|
Chirori (cookware for preparing sake)
Chirori is traditional kitchen equipment for warming sake, usually it's used in the fall and winter to enjoy warmed sake. You pour sake into a chirori and place the chirori carefully into a boiling (or warm) water. You can dip the chirori into the boiled water until the sake reaches your desired temperature. The flavor and potency of sake is altered by higher temperatures. From sharp to mild, or buzzing to drunk, sake can take you from a business dinner to the floor of a densya (Japanese subway car).
Chef: Hirohisa Hayashi
Photos & Text: Naoko Takagi