At the beginning of each year, queues are here, there and everywhere on the streets in Japan. And the reason behind, is the launch of lucky bags from different kinds of shops. So why is it so popular that making it a 'New Year custom' in Japan?
'Lucky bags' are said to be owned by gods and filled with good lucks. In the Edo period, some department stores made use of this myth, putting goods into the bags and selling them at discounted rates, so that customers could "luckily" buy them at favourable prices. In addition, the lucky bags are filled with unknown random contents, so every purchase makes people feel surprised. And these make lucky bags popular in Japan for many years until now. In recent years, in order to let customers feel secure, many shops are providing lucky bags with the contents disclosed. Although it amay lack a sense of mystery, customers can make sure what they are going to have are something they want.
On top of these, you would also get raffle tickets and have a chance of getting the $3,000 'Juyondai Junmai Daiginjo Banshu Yamada Nishiki' (1 person) OR Edo Kiriko Sake Glass Container ''Fuji and Pine''(1 person)! Sake lovers, do not miss it!
- Participants must be at least 18 years old.
- Each raffle ticket can only participate once.
- Raffle tickets number would be sent through email on 6th Jan.
- Lucky draw results would be released on 11th Jan at Saketora homepage and seperate emails would be sent to the winners.
- The winners' would be shipped from Japan on 13th Jan.
- All prizes cannot be returned and are non-exchangeable for cash and/ or other gifts.
- Winners must follow the terms of conditions associated with the prizes when redeeming.
- In the event of any dispute, Saketora reserves the right of final decision on all matters concerning this campaign.
- In case of any discrepancy between the English and Chinese versions of these terms and conditions, the Chinese version shall prevail.
The most coveted sake brand
Juyondai - A sake brand that changed the drinking habit of Japanese sakes, from light and dry to the fruity Ginjo. The mouthfeel is smooth, the aroma is mild and the sweetness is light, which makes it unforgettable once you have tried. Yet, the popular Juyondai is rare in the free market and makes it become expensive or even priceless.
Japanese Traditional Glassware - Edo Kiriko
"Kiriko" refers to the traditional glass craftsmanship of carving various patterns on the glass. With the spirit of Japanese craftsmen, each glassware can said to be a work of art. In particular, the design with Japanese spirits such as Mount Fuji can show the beauty of Japanese style.