Masumasu Hanjo

Tamagawa Masumasu Hanjo 4.5L (one bottle)

Tamagawa Masumasu Hanjo 4.5L (one bottle)

This popular gift item comes in one huge size: a gargantuan 4.5L of easy-drinking dry sake. This is the equivalent of two-and-a-half of the 1.8L bottles, themselves big enough to startle unsuspecting western drinkers. 1.8L is one sho in the Japanese reckoning - enough to fill one of the square wooden measuring boxes called a masu.

Two of these and an additional half (han means half, so hanjo means half of a sho) make 4.5L. In a typical Japanese wordplay, these words can be written with other characters to express a wish for ever-greater success in business, which sentiment generally goes with the sake.

Product name Size (Contents) Price
Tokubetsu Honjozo 4.5L (one bottle) 10,800 yen