23 MINAMI-AWAJI

2013.10.10

Traditional sake production process now revived! Funagake Tenbin Shibori

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The Funagake Tenbin Shibori, is a traditional process of sake making, which a large wooden sake tank is lined with sakabukuro (literally meaning a bag for sake) and topped the sake tank with a pile of wooden blocks. Using the weight from a carrying pole and a large stone weighting approximately 1,000 kg, the content is carefully pressed to squeeze the fresh sake out. This traditional production process surely brings out the pure fragrant of rice through squeezing, giving a rich, mellow taste to the sake. In Awaji Island, the sake brewery tours are held from the middle of January to the middle of March each year, where people can watch the traditional sake making using the method of Funagake Genbin Shibori, as well as sake tasting. (Reservation required. Free admission)

Location: Miyako Bijin Brewing Company (Approx. 25 minutes by car from Kyukamura MINAMI-AWAJI)
Address: 247 Enami Nishigawa, Minami Awaji, Hyogo Prefecture
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100年前の製法が今蘇る!槽掛け天秤絞り(ふながけてんびんしぼり)

槽掛け天秤搾りは、大きな木箱の酒槽に酒袋を敷き詰めて盤木を重ね、天秤棒と約1,000kgの石の重みで、じっくりと加圧しながらお酒を搾る方法です。搾られるお酒は純粋な米の香味を引き出し、芳醇な酒質を生みます。淡路島では、例年、1月中旬から3月中旬まで、この槽掛け天秤搾りの見学と試飲が出来ます。(要予約・無料)

場所:都美人酒造株式会社 (休暇村南淡路より車で約25分)
住所:兵庫県南あわじ市榎列西川247