1. Sake - Japanese rice wine

    Cuisine Sake - Japanese rice wine

    Sake is a brewed alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice and considered Japan's national drink. The word "sake" (酒) is applied to all alcoholic beverages, while the formal name for refined sake - the most commonly drunk in Japan - is seishu (清酒, "clear liquor"). Sake is usually referred to...
  2. Japanese Drinks

    Cuisine Japanese Drinks

    Drinking plays a major role in Japanese culture, and the Japanese drink a lot: not only green tea in the office, at meetings and with meals but also all types of alcoholic beverages in the evening with colleagues and friends. Sociologists have theorised that in a strictly conformist society...
  3. Aizu Sake Museum

    Travel Aizu Sake Museum

    The history of sake-brewing in Aizu goes back to the sixteenth century when Gamō Ujisato (蒲生氏郷, 1556-1595) came into Aizu by order of Toyotomi Hideyoshi (豊臣秀吉) and invited sake brewers into the domain. Since the climate as well as the primary local ingredients, water and rice, are perfectly...