Saturday, May 4, 2013

A Thirst for Sake

We learnt how sake was made in the past.
Some of it involved magic.
Other parts involved footwear made of ropes.
For us, part of it involved getting lost, and having the ramen lady guide us like this.
What's important is that sake is made in big barrels, under harsh conditions, with risks of falling in.
And this is called Koshiki!
I am not sure if the good or the bad stuff ends up in this hole.
Finally, tasting and judgement! With this man who befriended Catherine. Why he was hanging out at a sake brewery with a trumpet we do not know. We were too busy tasting, and trying not to offend the sake master through inappropriate ice usage.
Catherine is shown here choosing quantity over quality.
After the tasting, time for resting.