Sake Images - Photos From The Soul Of Sake September 2011
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This month's Sake Image is from me. (Sorry!) I stumbled on this pic when cleaning out some old shots. I would also like to apologize to Carl Geenen who submitted last month's Image for misspelling his name.
This photo is from inside a rice "grading" warehouse in Yamagata Prefecture, where farmers bring their brewing rice to get "valued" for future sales. The "graders" use a pitched knife to stab random bags to extract a portion of the rice. They place the rice sample in black dishes then compare it to near perfect samples of the same rice varietal. The warehouse workers then assign a grade to the rice on a four tier grading system.