Monday, October 17, 2005


There’s an interesting sake-related project quietly going on in Kochi now. On October 11th, Soyuz, a Russian space capsule, returned to the earth safely. On that spacecraft, some rice and sake yeast from Kochi were aboard, and they were given back to the head of the prefectural industrial technology center(?) at the end of last week. The production of special “Space sake” is said to start in November, using the rice and sake yeast which experienced a space travel with Gregory Olsen.

I really wish they give the sake a most romantic name. I wonder if they would invite ideas from the public.
posted by obachan, 10/17/2005 11:27:00 AM


Thats a really fun idea, to invite the people of Kochi to come up with names for the sake. ISadly, I doubt they willl do such a thing... I wonder if people would be really excited to purchase space sake. Or if they think its gimicky... I'm sure serious sake fans would be willing to try it and buy it at whatever the price.
commented by Blogger Sara, The Wine Makers Wife, 10/18/2005 5:33 AM  
Personally I’m very interested in trying it, at least once. But it’d depend on the price after all…
commented by Blogger obachan, 10/19/2005 10:15 PM  

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