Laying bags filled with sake mash into the fune sake press.

Fune is a pice of equipment used for pressing sake. It is a large regctangular box made of wood or metal used to press bags filled with sake mash. The downward pressure of a board placed on top of the bags forces the liquid sake out and the bags act as a filter to hold back the rice solids. In Japanese “fune” literally means boat and this is a nod to the boat-like shape of the box.

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