NIPPONIA No. 44 March 15, 2008


Special Featuresp_star.gifHere’s to Japanese sake!

Sake: Another Way To Mark the Passage of Time

Sake is linked to Japanese culture in many ways. It is used to celebrate turning points in people’s lives, and plays a star role on special occasions.

Written by Tsuchiya Komei   Photos by Gorazd Vilhar, Hibi Sadao
Other photo credits: AFLO, The Mainichi Newspapers Co., Nihon Sumo Kyokai, Kawagoe Gastrointestinal Hospital


The ceramic bottles above contain sacred o-miki sake for the gods.