Yamamura Sake Brewery

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Yamamura Sake Brewery
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Great afternoon learning about sake!
We recently visited the Yamamura Sake Brewery while touring the Mt. Aso region with Japanese friends. Our friends called ahead to make the arrangements so unfortunately I don’t know what’s involved, e.g., whether tours must be scheduled ahead. The business is family-owned for hundreds of years, and the current owner guided our tour. He spoke in Japanese, which our friends translated for us, but it was clear that he had at least a reasonable command of English (though I don’t know if English-language tours can be arranged). We began in the meeting room with an introduction to the brewing process. Then we walked with the owner through the brewery seeing where all phases of production occurred. Some sections weren’t active at the time of our visit, but there was plenty of sake brewing in the enormous tanks, and we had a chance to climb ladders and peek inside two tanks to see the sake at different stages of fermentation. Our guide also offered us a sip of sake directly from a tank as well a taste of the water of the Mt. Aso region, which he credited as key to making excellent sake. Throughout the tour, the owner explained some of the traditions associated with sake and also spoke proudly of his family’s long heritage in the business. At the end of tour, we watched a short video (in English, our choice) produced by the sake brewers association. It explained the process yet again and more importantly (to me) showed the beautiful scenery of the various brewing regions in Japan. Next door to the brewery there is a small shop where sake and sake-related items can be purchased. We really enjoyed our visit to the brewery and learned a lot!

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Great afternoon learning about sake!
We recently visited the Yamamura Sake Brewery while touring the Mt. Aso region with Japanese friends. Our friends called ahead to make the arrangements so unfortunately I don’t know what’s involved, e.g., whether tours must be scheduled ahead. The business is family-owned for hundreds of years, and the current owner guided our tour. He spoke in Japanese, which our friends translated for us, but it was clear that he had at least a reasonable command of English (though I don’t know if English-language tours can be arranged). We began in the meeting room with an introduction to the brewing process. Then we walked with the owner through the brewery seeing where all phases of production occurred. Some sections weren’t active at the time of our visit, but there was plenty of sake brewing in the enormous tanks, and we had a chance to climb ladders and peek inside two tanks to see the sake at different stages of fermentation. Our guide also offered us a sip of sake directly from a tank as well a taste of the water of the Mt. Aso region, which he credited as key to making excellent sake. Throughout the tour, the owner explained some of the traditions associated with sake and also spoke proudly of his family’s long heritage in the business. At the end of tour, we watched a short video (in English, our choice) produced by the sake brewers association. It explained the process yet again and more importantly (to me) showed the beautiful scenery of the various brewing regions in Japan. Next door to the brewery there is a small shop where sake and sake-related items can be purchased. We really enjoyed our visit to the brewery and learned a lot!
Written 6 June 2014
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