True Sake Newsletter May 2005
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In this issue:
- Sake Exported To The US Is Different – Puahleeeze!
- Mad Dash To Dai Ginjos – Whoa take'er easy pardner!
- New Store Arrivals – Viva Arabashiri & Making Mom Smile
- Sake Vibes – Blind Sailing (no… not blind drunk)
- Special Events
- "Ask Beau"
- The SECRET WORD!
If you have been to True Sake you will have noticed the "sugidama" that is hanging in the entranceway. A sugidama is a tightly bound ball -similar to a wreath in structure- of Japanese cedar leaves. It is found at 99.9% of the breweries in Japan and is a symbol of sake breweries themselves. The ball acts as a timepiece of sorts as it is hung in a fresh state with bright green cedar (sugi) leaves. When the ball turns brown this tells passer-byes that the brewery's sake for that season has matured and is ready for consumption. Thus green means "not ready" and brown means "go get your wallet."