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Nihonshu = Sake

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Nihonshu = an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran. Known in English as sake. (日本酒; meaning ‘Japanese wine’)

October 1 is the official “Sake Day” (日本酒の日, “Nihonshu no Hi”) of Japan. It is also called “World Sake Day”. It was designated by the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association in 1978.


  • Where do locals recommend visitors to sample nihonshu (sake) in Japan? = ¿Dónde recomiendan la gente local a los visitantes que prueben el nihonshu (sake) en Japón? = 地元の人はどこで日本酒を試飲するように訪問者に勧めますか? Jimoto no hito wa doko de nihonshu o shiin suru yō ni hōmon-sha ni susumemasu ka?
  • What are the recommended nihonshu (sake) available for purchase outside of Japan? = ¿Cuáles son los nihonshu (sake) recomendados disponibles para comprar fuera de Japón? = 海外で購入できる日本酒のおすすめは何ですか? Kaigai de kōnyū dekiru nihonshu no osusume wa nanidesu ka?

Online Sake Tastings by Sake Lovers – Carlos Topete
The World Sake – Labetuliatravel.com
Sake’s thousand-year-old legacy of fermentation gets an update for modern tastes – Star Tribune

Elsewhere on the Web

Sake Tours@saketours



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