Sampling Hot , cold, or sparkling Sake is a Japanese must. So we did indeed do some of that !
Sake is made from rice and water, which are fermented together then pasteurised to create a wine-like drink.
Taruzake (cask sake)is matured in wooden casks made of cypress . These casks are often presented to Shinto shrines as offerings and can be beautifully decorative as the images below may well bear out !
I love the immediacy and very graphic content of the designs . Black and that orange red certainly catch the eye visually.