Kara or karakuchi (dry or 辛口 on the labels), and is on the opposite end of the flavour spectrum which is amakuchi (sweet). While sweeter sakes are typically smoother, they don't always make a good match with Japanese cuisine. Karakuchi is a safe bet for Japanese meals. For the more technical minded, dryness in sake is measured with nihonshudo (specific gravity) and rated so that +2 is yaya karakuchi (somewhat dry) and +6 and above is karakuchi (dry). If you see ‘chokara’, it means this sake is extra dry style.