- “Sake bag” for pressing
Long bags holding from 5-9 litres of moromi, used when pressing in a traditional fune press. After pressing is complete, the sake kasu remaining inside the bags is removed. In the old days, coarsely woven cotton bags were used, but nowadays synthetics like nylon, Teviron and Tetron are the materials. Durable and easy to care for, they also make it easier to remove the sake cake from inside. The number of breweries using bags in pressing has declined as the machine press has become widespread.
Broadly speaking, the cloth bags used for making shizuku sake from high-end sake such as daiginjo by the fukuro-tsuri method can also be considered sakabukuro. Different from the bags used in pressing in both shape and material, typical examples are about 27cm wide and 85cm long.