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Beer, shochu, wine, sake, whiskey, cocktails... conquer the spirits of Japan!

In this video, Jack Maxwell of the Discovery Channel introduces the alcohol of Japan, touching on the history and the people of the region.

From 00:13, they're at Hakone Kowakien Yunessun, enjoying not wine or sake, but rather, a bath.
From 02:32 they take a visit to the Tomozuna stable.
From 03:44 they enjoy sake at Chanko Nabe Kai with the wrestlers of the Tomozuna Stable.
From 06:25 they observe ice making at the warehouse of Chuoreito Industries.
From 07:04 they enjoy cocktails made with ice from Chuoreito Industries at Bar High Five, run by the same company.
At 12:39, Jack Maxwell, who has moved to the Kansai region, gets his portrait painted at a portrait shop.
From 13:39 he experiences a Japanese drinking party with his friend Mark, toasting with shochu and beer.
From 18:43 he visits the Konishi Sake Brewery. His first time experiencing hirezake.
From 27:00 he experiences a traditional Japanese festival at Sumiyoshi Taisha in Osaka.
At 33:49 he visits the Suntory Yamazaki Distillery and tries different whiskeys.

In the video, there were many different types of alcohol, not only to drink, but also to enjoy taking a bath with, for use in Shinto ceremonies, as sacred wine, and enjoying fillet wine made from pufferfish fillet, which is poisonous.

Be sure to check out the video to see all the different types of alcohol and interactions with the locals of Japan!

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Last Updated : Jun. 23, 2020
新井 美紀(Miki Arai)
I mainly write articles about food. I've been a writer for three years.
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