For one week only pop-up THE HOX CUP SAKE BAR showcases varieties of cup sakes from across Japan, in the garden courtyard of The Hoxton, Shoreditch from 29th Feb to 6th March 2016.
Cup sake was originally invented in 1964 to enable thirsty Japanese spectators to enjoy drinking sake whilst watching the Tokyo ’64 Olympic events. These individual portions of sake are typically packaged in beautiful and distinctively illustrated glasses and cans, opened by simply peeling off the metal lid.
In somewhat eager anticipation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, visitors can watch original Tokyo ‘64 footage around a 20m long concertina paper bar, with sake sommeliers to guide them on their tasting experience.
Natsuki Kikuya from the Museum of Sake, UK’s Sake PR/education agency has curated the largest collection of cup sakes in the UK. Such a variety is rarely available outside of Japan, and visitors will be able to sample many styles and take home the decorative cup sake containers as souvenirs.
There will also be a series of exclusive sake tasting events matching with a range of local food makers every evenings.