The Sake of Yamagata: Mount Zao’s Blessing

JAPAN / 2022 / 26 min
Sato Koichi


For about 300 years, Yamagata people have taken advantage of the terroir of Yamagata prefecture to brew sake. Yamagata City has been blessed with high quality water from the Zao Mountains, and three sake breweries have succeeded since the Edo period. This film focuses on the traditional sake brewing process, water, rice, craftsmanship, the characteristics of each sake brewery, and the passion of the sake brewers. It also explores the charm of Yamagata-made sake and its potential for the future.

Oct. 7 Q1