Kyoto Sake: Learning to Make Hannari Brand Umeshu in Fushimi – part 2

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery
Kyoto Sake: Learning to Make Hannari Brand Umeshu in Fushimi – part 2 (北川本家はんなり梅酒) Kyoto Sake: Learning to Make Umeshu in Fushimi (北川本家はんなり梅酒 Hannari Brand Umeshu: The tastes of Kyoto are subtle and refined, this umeshu was designed to be hannari, or delicate. In addition to classic umeshu, there are four imaginatively ‘Kyoto’…

Taue (Rice Planting): Planting Yamada Nishiki in Rural Kyoto Prefecture for Next Year’s Sake

Taue (Rice Planting): Planting Yamada Nishiki in Rural Kyoto Prefecture for Next Year’s Sake
This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery
Taue (Rice Planting): Planting Yamada Nishiki in Rural Kyoto Prefecture for Next Year’s Sake Taue: Rice Planting in Rural Kyoto Prefecture
Taue (田植) means rice planting, or properly, rice transplanting as seedlings are first grown in a protected area such as a greenhouse and then transplanted to the rice paddy. Kitagawa Honke Sake…

Sake: Learning to Make Sake at Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery in Fushimi – Part 5

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery
Sake: Learning to Make Sake at Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery in Fushimi – Part 5 Sake: Learning to Make Sake at Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery in Fushimi - Part 5 Fushimi, Kyoto still has some beautiful places and offers a glimpse into what Fushimi must have been like before industrialization. I took my camera around the neighborhood and visited Okinaya, a…

Sake: Learning to Make Sake at Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery in Fushimi – Part 4

Sake: Learning to Make Sake at Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery in Fushimi – Part 4
This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery
Sake: Learning to Make Sake at Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery in Fushimi – Part 4 Sake: Learning to Make Sake at Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery in Fushimi - Part 4 I visited the Kitagawa Honke sake brewery to see the pressing of the mash for Daiginjo.…

Sake: Learning to Make Sake at Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery in Fushimi – Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery
Sake: Learning to Make Sake at Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery in Fushimi – Part 3 Sake: Learning to Make Sake at Kitagawa Honke Sake Brewery in Fushimi - Part 3 I went back to the Kitagawa Honke sake brewery to check-up on the progress of lot no. 18.…
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