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Obata Shuzo

Obata Shuzo

The brewery was founded in 1892 by Yososaku Obata and continues to be run by his family. Their motto is “Making sake by harmonizing 4 treasures: ri...

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Ceramics Blog

Ceramics Blog

Adding traditional and unique Japanese ceramics to our collection has long been one of our main objectives, and thanks to Asemi Co. we are now offe...

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Six Sake Sisters: Mango & Plum

Six Sake Sisters: Mango & Plum

The ume flavor has become so mainstream in Japanese society, that you can get ume ice cream, ume tea and a plethora of other ume-themed cuisine. Ne...

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Shochu....not soju?

Shochu....not soju?

The starkest difference between Korean shochu and Japanese soju is that soju is much sweeter due to the sugars that are added during the manufactur...

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Denshin "Ine"..."rice plant"

Denshin "Ine"..."rice plant"

This gentle sake has many hidden layers and consuming it at different temperatures brings out a peek-a-boo crispness that finds comfort in your pal...

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High Seas

High Seas

Every bottle of sake we sell makes the long journey across the Pacific Ocean to a west coast port and on to the wine country. There are truck drive...

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Sakamai

Sakamai

In the sake industry, breweries differentiate their products in a variety of ways, but the most important ingredient in any brew is the type of ric...

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Spores to Sake

Spores to Sake

Each mold gives sake a different flavor, and unlike the more popular yellow koji mold, white and black koji mold produce rich strong flavors with h...

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Japan As Host

Japan As Host

I was recently talking to a group of sake enthusiasts and had the opportunity to answer the question "how did you become so interested in sake?" My...

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