Turn your dinner and drinks night into a magic show!
Astonish your guests with a whimsical magic trick that makes vibrant colorful blossoms appear from thin air, as you fill up these traditional Japanese ‘o-choko’ 猪口 Sakazuki cups with your most prized sake. In Japan, very expensive premium sake is served cold, with your choice of Nigori or Ginjo, which has a smooth delicate taste and fuller flavors when served chilled. While traditional ‘Junmaishu’ or hot sake is best served warm. Here at SakuraLover, we provide the original Magic Color Changing sake cups that react to either cold or hot sake or even water/tea.
How the reaction works
COLD – Will only react to COLD liquids. Sakura and Peach will bloom PINK, and the Plum specifically blooms RED only in this set. Currently our most detailed in color change as seen in videos.
HOT – Will only react to HOT liquids. All Sakura, Peach, and Plum will change into a LIGHT PINK blossom.
DUAL (HOT & COLD) – Will react to BOTH HOT & COLD liquids. All Sakura, Peach, and Plum will bloom LIGHT PINK when HOT, and a detailed BLUE when it is COLD.
A Traditional Masterpiece
Crafted and hand-painted by local Japanese artisans, inspired by artworks painted by Kitagawa Utamaro. Each ‘o-choko’ (sake cup) Sakazuki is painted with a special non-toxic thermochromic pigment ink, and then coated with a food-grade clear ceramic glaze, to seal in the color-changing ink.
Color Changing Feature: The color changes when the temperature of the hot color changing cup is above 103°F, and the color changes when the temperature of the cold color changing cup is below 70.5℉. The pigment is: temperature-sensitive materials are painted on the cup body and coated with a clear glaze, the materials used are heat-sensitive materials, high-temperature resistance of 608 °F, non-toxic, BPA-free, lead-free, chromium-free, and meets the FDA/EU standards.
Due to the delicate thermal reaction, there are cases where certain parts of the world are too hot or too cold that the cups arrive fully bloomed and activated out of the box. In this case, we recommend to serve them at a different season or apply a heating or cooling method to reset the cups back to original blank white with branches. Gentle hand wash is recommended to preserve the longevity of the cups and ink design, a dishwasher is not recommended.