Besides magnificent temples and gorgeous gardens, Kyoto also has excellent sake.
We had the opportunity to enjoy some during the World Data System Conference in September 2017.
There was a special sake barrel breaking ceremony, with Prof. Toshihiko Iyemori of Kyoto University as ceremony master
Here you may watch a more glamorous sake ceremony, with Robert De Niro participating
Back to our humble sake party
This is the sake we enjoyed: Kagura by Matsui Sake Brewing, Kyoto
Of course I had to visit this brewery and Ms Yoko Odagi of Kyoto University kindly arranged this. So here we are with Shigeki Matsui over an inox tank with fermenting rice pulp.
Matsui Sake is a small but exquisite sake brewery (click here to see next post)