Saké is to Japan as wine is to France, and saké has nearly an equally long history. It is said that even the ancient gods themselves imbibed this delicious brew. And even today saké still retains its religious place. Marriage ceremonies include ritual saké drinking; saké is placed on the family altar for the enjoyment and pleasure of both the gods and the dead. Many of the annual festivals also include saké drinking.
Literary references to this ancient brew are first seen in the Kojiki, Japan's first chronology, said to have been completed in 712. Many great changes in brewing methods have occurred, and stories about saké have been told since ancient times.
It is still the national beverage of Japan and is quickly gaining a foothold in the USA and other countries. Saké sales are among the fastest growing categories in today's markets.
So please peruse the web site as you take a sip of saké and enjoy an incredibly complex, delicious brew that has thankfully and finally made its way to us.
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