All Japan News Blog
2021-12-01
Souboushu were brewed in many temples. The Souboushu highly rated for their flavors are Bodaisen by Shoryakuji Temple (Nara prefecture) and Amano sake by Amanosan-Kongouji (Osaka city). Bosaiden was h...
2021-11-24
By Ryuji Takahashi At the time this article was being written, over half of the Japanese population had received the second COVID-19 shot. As the number of cases started to decline, the state of emerg...
2021-11-17
By Yuji Matsumoto This is a trend I’ve recently noticed in the last two to three years, but I’ve noticed a widening division between the winning vs. losing brands of sake and shochu. The reason is as ...
2021-10-27
Souboushu (sake brewed in large temples) saved temples from financial difficulties, and was gradually consumed among the ruling class. The production of souboushu started during the Heian Period (794-...
2021-10-20
By Ryuji Takahashi Recently, the Japanese sake contest “Kura Master” held annually in France for French competitors announced the 2021 winners of the “5th Kura Master.” The sake contest held annually ...
2021-10-14
By Yuji Matsumoto Many people have never tried Japanese sake, and even if they have, the most they’ve tried is hot sake. Hardly any will remember the brand name., say “This is a great, try it” and off...
2021-10-10
By Kosuke Kuji "Due to the impact from the coronavirus, the production volume for Japanese sake had to be reduced." However, the sake ingredient – sake rice – was contracted before the coronavirus pan...
2021-10-06
By Kosuke Kuji The novel coronavirus destroyed Japan’s economy from the bottom up. In Japan, where the lockdown cannot be enforced, citizens voluntarily stay at home to comply with the “self-restraint...
2021-09-29
The power of koji mold essential to producing sake Koji (rice malt) consists of two types – “bara-koji,” prepared by growing mold onto grains such as rice (a kind of malt made of heated grains, such a...
2021-09-22
By Ryuji Takahashi A state of emergency was declared in Tokyo from July 12 to August 22, the fourth declared in Tokyo stopped the provision of alcohol and drove restaurants and liquor stores into yet ...