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Regionality in Japanese Sake

The Japanese archipelago, stretching far from north to south, east to west, has several distinct climates depending on the region. The people that live in those respective regions also lead different lifestyles, accounting for differences in food culture in particular. The unique character of those food cultures persists today and in similar fashion the flavors of sake produced in regions across Japan differs. Sake from eastern Japan has long been light and refreshing, while western Japan’s tends toward bolder, more assertive flavor. Climate has played…

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