Japanese Culture and Shochu
Japan has a culture of "DAREYAME" -- a way of relieving fatigue.
What are you looking forward to in Japan? The food, the castles, the hot springs--no doubt you hope to enjoy all the unique culture the country has to offer. We'd like you to add one more item to your list: Shochu. Not sake, which is brewed, but Japan's own distilled liquor. While still not widely known elsewhere, in Japan it has been enjoyed since antiquity. Different ways of drinking shochu can be matched to the season, or to your meal, and it can be made from rice, wheat, sweet potatoes, and other ingredients.
A perfect way to experience Japan. We hope you'll try it! For now, take this brief journey to the land of shochu.