The next time you are in a Japanese restaurant, you should try out some sake to get the authentic cultural experience. If you are the host of the evening, it is your job to serve sake to all of your guests. Hold the flask with both hands and make sure your palms are facing up as you pour.
One of your guests should serve you. When you drink the sake, hold the cup with one hand and support the bottom with the other. Sip the beverage slowly to avoid overwhelming your taste buds with flavor.
Check out this video to learn more about the right way to serve and to drink sake. The next time you go to a Japanese restaurant in San Jose, you can drink it the proper way.