Fujioka Shuzo

Which was the more important year for Fujioka Shuzo, 1902, the year of its founding, or 2002, the year of its rebirth? Maybe it was several years before that latter date, when Fujioka Masaaki decided that he wanted to give the brewery his great-grandfather founded another chance. Those that love great sake should give thanks…

Artisans of Technology

My connection to Japan started in the late 1980s, before I ever dreamed of travelling there. One of my first encounters involved three electronic music instruments that started regurgitating all the synthetic sounds I had come to love on my favourite electronic “Detroit Techno” records of that time: the Roland TR909 drum machine, the TB303…

Kimoto

The traditional ways of doing things always seem to circle back around. Be it sake brewing or any traditional craft, people have spent great lengths of time figuring out the best way to do it. Even if the process was full of hassles, they continued to do it that way for good reason: it led…

Issue 6: From the Editor

Welcome to Issue 6 of Sake Today! Thanks to your support, we have crossed yet another threshold. It’s been a year since we first made the decision to go quarterly and offer subscriptions, and our first wave of subscribers have already renewed with this issue. Please be sure to continue the support with a subscription…