Winter has finally arrived in Seattle. On Thursday, we had our first snow of the season.
I suddenly remembered that I still have some sake kasu (sake lees) from our sake brewery visits earlier this year. If you happen to be in Japan late January – February in a sake brewing region, don’t miss the opportunity to participate in a brewery tour. It is really fun as well as educational. We even happened upon a once-a-year brewery gathering and tasting event that day. I am by no means a drinker, but I had a BLAST! Continue reading “Amazake – Sweet Sake Drink”
Sometimes the best moment of a trip comes from spontaneity.
While touring a sake brewery in Takayama, we found a flyer for the “Hida Region Sake Brewery Gathering” 藏元試飲會. We decided to check it out.
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Hida Takayama (飛彈高山) has what it takes to produce the best sake: an ideal climate, pristine mountain stream and high quality local-grown rice.
There are six breweries in the city opening to the public. They are easy to identify – just look for the giant cedar ball hanging outside the entrance.
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Traveling – It leaves you speechless , then turns you into a storyteller.
Before exiting the snow monkey park, we made a brief stop along the running creek and found a big cluster of ice formation next to a steaming pool.
A rainbow appeared…… Continue reading “An Afternoon to Remember”