At the very end of their sake making, “jousou”, separating sake from sake lees and “ori-biki”, separating clear sake from coloured sake takes place. This is followed by filtration, formulation, boiling for sterilization, preserving the unblended sake, and another round of formulation and filtration, dilution with water, boiling and sterilization. After going through all these stages it is finally bottled, ready to be shipped out.
I saw the rhythmical bottling technology at this traditional Japanese sake brewery.
I felt so happy to see the Nishi-no-seki Japanese sake being handled with care from the brewing stage to the shipping stage. I tasted their sake during dinner that day.
For your information:
Name of Brewery : NishiNoSeki/Kayashima Sake Brewing Co.Ltd
Address : 392-1 Kunisaki machi-Tsunai, Kunisaki, Oita 873-0513 Japan
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
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Photograph and text by meguru hayata