Southern Japan is too humid to make sake, so indigenous spirits are made in traditional pot stills.
Abundant rainfall sustains Japan’s pure mountain springs.
This has led to bountiful rice harvests for millenia.
Over the centuries, artisans have perfected Japanese food and drinks using local agriculture.
Craftsmanship extends to every aspect of the lived experience.
Attention to detail focuses the mind.
The intense focus on craft speaks to this ideal.
The final product is elevated to art.
A potter’s wheel is an extension of human will.
The pottery accentuates the locally made spirits.
Each detail of the environment is considered.
Sense of place permeates every decision made for the guests.
This goes beyond sight, smell, taste, and touch.
The sounds are also carefully chosen to elevate the experience.
The umami of the senses.