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  • your name.-inspired Sake was blessed by priests from the shrine featured in the film

    Makoto Shinkai’s your name. is currently Japan’s hottest film for 2016, and it has made the town of Hida a destination for anime pilgrims all over the world. A local Hida-based brewery, Watanabe Shuzo, has crafted a special sake in honor of the film, and it is called Horai – Sake of the Sacred Land.

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    The film’s female lead, Mitsuha, serves as a shrine maiden, and one of her duties is making sake, and the bottle used for this special your name. sake matches the one she used in the film. However, while she employed the traditional method of chewing and spitting out the rice, the brewers used a more modern and hygienic method in making this sake.

    But the your name. connection does not end there, as the sake itself is also blessed by the priests from the Ketawakamiya Shrine, one of the film’s most iconic settings.

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    According to Rocket News 24,

    Horai is a junmai-style sake, meaning that no additional distilled alcohol is added during the production process, and made with locally grown Hida Homare rice. A number of Hida ryokan (traditional Japanese inns) are offering free cups of the brew to guests as a welcome drink at check-inHorai is a junmai-style sake, meaning that no additional distilled alcohol is added during the production process, and made with locally grown Hida Homare rice. A number of Hida ryokan (traditional Japanese inns) are offering free cups of the brew to guests as a welcome drink at check-in.

    source: Rocket News 24


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