All Japan News Blog
2022-09-28
In the Yuryaku Records of the “Kojiki” (Records of Ancient Matters), the villages listed include Takaichi of Wa, Karunoichi of Yamato, and Ekanoichi of Kawaschi. Also, the “Nihonshoki” (the Chronicles...
2022-09-21
By Ryuji Takahashi The previous report featured the “Fujisaki Sobei Shoten.” I’m sure some readers may think traveling to Nagatoro-machi (town) just to visit the Nagatoro-gura brewery is a long way to...
2022-09-14
By Yuji Matsumoto Sake is a beverage of preference. However, “delicious” sake all have common universal traits. The flavors can be characterized as follows: • Sweetness • Acidity • Saltiness • Bittern...
2022-09-07
By Kosuke Kuji The previous issue covered how the Yuki Sake Brewery Co., Ltd. in Ibaragi prefecture burnt down. The greatest concern for any sake brewery pertaining to fire hazards is the fire may spr...
2022-08-31
Sake brewing technology advanced significantly in the “Manyo Period (629-759)” from the Asuka Period (592~710) into the Nara Period (710-784). The phrase “Purified Sake” was written on a mokkan (narro...
2022-08-24
By Ryuji Takahashi Saitama prefecture is a leading producer of the highest shipment volumes of sake, a fact not widely known. This report introduces a small-scale sake producer “Fujisaki Sobei Shoten”...
2022-08-17
By Yuji Matsumoto I’m often asked by Americans, “I often use wine for cooking, but can I also use Japanese sake?” Japanese sake contains many umami flavors not found in wine, so it’s great that they c...
2022-08-10
By Kosuke Kuji Many sake breweries produce sake in highly-valued cultural properties like old buildings and warehouses under constant operational risk. Yuki Sake Brewery Co., Ltd. (Ibaraki prefecture)...
2022-08-03
Sake Production Techniques Imported from Mainland China Blacksmiths, armorers, weavers, tailors, etc., first came from Mainland China to Japan between approx. 4th ~ 5th century. In addition, highly sk...
2022-07-27
By Ryuji Takahashi This report is a continuation of the previous report on my trip to Niigata prefecture. Ten minutes driving distance from Nagaoka Station, the main destination of this trip, I headed...