Sake Images - Photos From The Soul Of Sake April 2012
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This month's Image is from an undercover journalist whose name will go unmentioned to protect their identity.
Because of the extremely competitive and harsh physical conditions for making sake, many kurabito (brewery workers) have taken to using steroids and performance enhancing drugs. This picture is of a worker, who claimed to be getting old and vulnerable to losing his job to younger and more fit workers, showing me the needle that he typically injects himself with every other day. He assured me that the industry does not do random drug testing for these performance enhancing drugs.