Ochazuke お茶漬け is a Japanese rice with hot green tea or hot soup stock. The dish is easy to make and provides a way to use leftover rice as a quick snack. It is also known as cha-cha gohan. Since the 1970s packaged "instant ochazuke", consisting of freeze-dried toppings and seasonings, have become popular.
Sake or Nihonshu, the so called "Japanese rice wine", is traditionally considered as a sacred alcoholic beverage. We have the custom to hit and break open the lid of a sake barrel by a wooden mallet, which is known as Kagami Biraki (open the mirror) to celebrate happy events, such as weddings, store opening events, ritual events held at shrines.