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Making Sake at Kinpou Shuzo–Niida Honke

Shizenshu–Nature’s sake The Start On a Saturday morning last month we went for a Shinkansen ride up to Koriyama and a day of sake making at Kinpou Shuzo–Niida Honke, makers of Odayaka (穏), Tamura, and Shizenshu. Melinda and JP came too, and had thoughtfully brought along a mediterranean selection of breakfast treats, so we all [...]

Yumegokoro “Dream Heart”

I always thought there’s something mysterious about sake making. Craftsmanship by Toji which is the master brewer’s magical touch, sleepless work in a steamy kojimuro to produce the best koji, kura people singing worksongs as they mix the mash of shubo with a big paddle in their hand: I thought these are essence to good [...]


Back in May, we succeeded in enticing our long-time friends, Colleen and Steve, to visit us in Tokyo from the US. They have been talking about it for some time, but when we visited them in Seattle in March, we were able to push them a little further. So, all of a sudden, Et-chan put [...]

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