For two months earlier this year, I lived and worked at Asahi Shuzo, makers of the world famous Dassai super premium sake in Yamaguchi, Japan. My goal was to learn about the real life in a sake brewery and learn the basics of sake brewing for myself. I’m back in New York from this amazing experience and starting today, I’ll be posting regularly on my experiences living and working at this premier sake brewery.

When I first arrived in Yamaguchi, one of the first things I did was take a tour of my new town. My hosts, the Sakurai Family, owners of Asahi Shuzo, showed me around what would be my home for two months: nostalgic Takamori, Yamaguchi. I would be living in an apartment right next to the Dassai rice milling factory.

Take a look at this gallery of photos and my notes to get a feel for my surroundings as I arrived in Japan. Stay tuned for more posts soon on life and work at Dassai!


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