The Birth of Saké (2015)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Cooking & Food, Small Business  |   Release Date - Mar 18, 2016 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - Japan , United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Tom Ciampoli

This documentary profiles the employees of Yoshida Brewery, a small, family-owned establishment in northern Japan, as they painstakingly make the alcoholic beverage sake without the aid of automated machinery. The workers vary in age from the 65-year-old brewmaster to men in their twenties, but they are all united by their devotion to crafting the finest spirits possible through traditions that have existed for more than a century. Directed by Erik Shirai.



alcohol, beverage, brewery, devotion [dedication], family-business, process [procedure], recipe, tradition