Today, we would like to introduce you to 4 sake breweries and shrines in Izumo, the birthplace of Japanese sake. Sake brewing has been practiced in Izumo since ancient times and we know this from extensive records. From the myth of Yamata-no-Orochi* recorded in both Kojiki (Records of Ancient Matters) and Nihonshoki (Chronicles of Japan) to the record of sake brewing in Saka-no-Sato found in Izumo-no-Kuni Fudoki (733 C.E. record of Izumo Province), Izumo’s history of sake brewing is well recorded. This is why Izumo is considered the birthplace of Japanese sake. We will introduce Izumo’s sake breweries and some shrines related to sake in a tour. In Episode 1, we will introduce Saka Jinja Shrine and the Sakamochida-honten Brewery. Izumo sake will give you a taste of the birthplace of Japanese sake. Experience the deep history and ancient story of this world-famous drink. Japanese Sake Brewery Tour
Ep. 1: Saka Jinja Shrine, Sakamochida-honten Brewery.
Ep. 2: Izumofuji-shuzō Brewery and Asahi-shuzō Brewery.
Ep. 3: Itakura-shuzō Brewery and Mankusen Jinja Shrine.
*The legend of Yamata-no-Orochi is a myth about the slaying of an eight-headed, eight-tailed serpent, by making them drunk to weaken them.