Kamotsuru Sugidama

A brown bushel of cedar branches called sugidama hang in the doorway of every sake brewery. They're green when they are placed after the first bottle of sake for the year has been produced. When the branches turn brown, the sake is ready to drink.

A brown bushel of cedar branches called sugidama hang in the doorway of every sake brewery. They’re green when they are placed after the first bottle of sake for the year has been produced. When the branches turn brown, the sake is ready to drink.

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