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Sakazuki (盃, Sakazuki) is a ritual of exchanging sake cups as a means of pledging loyalty. The word itself refers to ceremonial cups used on special occasions like weddings, tea ceremonies, etc. There are currently two known versions of the sakazuki ritual: the 5:5 pledge and the 7:3 pledge. The former denotes equality between those drinking the pledge, tying them together like siblings. The latter is a pledge between master and servant.