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Crafting Sake

Nihonshu—sake clear as water—is characterized by its softness and the very complex aromas it releases. Pen PARIS met up with the parties involved in upholding the quality and reputation of nihonshu, to gain a better un…

NIHONSHU #02

Crafting Sake

Large wooden vats are necessary for traditional nihonshu-making. Unfortunately, there is only one craft shop in all of Japan still capable of making them.

NIHONSHU #03

Crafting Sake

Sakazuki—nihonshu serving cups—have been changing along with the sakes they hold in recent years. Ryota Aoki, a young potter, is breaking the conventions surrounding their production.

NIHONSHU #04

Crafting Sake

Seishu, Daiginjo, Honjozo… How Should These Be Labeled?

NIHONSHU #05

Crafting Sake

Nihonshu—sake clear as water—is characterized by its softness and the very complex aromas it releases. Pen PARIS met up with the parties involved in upholding the quality and reputation of nihonshu, to gain a better un…