Thursday, August 21, 2014

Barrels and barrels of....

At Yoyogi park, where Meiji Shrine is located, in Tokyo, there are huge displays holding barrels and barrels of...what?  It's sake!  Sake makers donate barrels of their vintages annually, as offerings to the shrine, in hopes of pleasing the kami (spirits) and obtaining their help for a great vintage every year.  Sake is a wine made of rice.  There are many variations, all -- at least of the ones I have tried -- very good!  Often, restaurants and bars (pubs, taverns) will offer tasting portions of three very small glasses or cups of different sakes so people can make new discoveries.  That is more than enough for me!

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