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The Birth of Saké (2015)

Through the unrelenting winter in the north of Japan, a small group of workers must brave unusual working conditions to bring to life a 2,000-year-old tradition known as sake. A cinematic ... See full summary »

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Erik Shirai

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Erik Shirai

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Through the unrelenting winter in the north of Japan, a small group of workers must brave unusual working conditions to bring to life a 2,000-year-old tradition known as sake. A cinematic documentary, The Birth of Sake is a visually immersive experience of an almost-secret world in which large sacrifices must be made for the survival of a time-honored brew. Written by Anonymous

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Japanese

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18 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Kitaguni No Haru (karaoke)
lyrics by Haku Ide & music by Minoru Endô
published by Daichi Music Publisher Co. Ltd.
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Insightful and beautifully done!
21 April 2016 | by liz boyneSee all my reviews

Really enjoyed this documentary - it was less about the process of making sake though and more about a story of a group of men that seemingly feel so strongly about their responsibility to keep their brand and culture of traditional sake alive. Although there are details regarding the various stages of such a tedious process, I found the little interactions between them to be most interesting. It was beautifully filmed and gave insight to some subtle nuances of Japanese culture, family, and the struggles that some of them experience outside of the tough working conditions. The unique personalities of each individual that became apparent through watching them interact was so fascinating and was my favorite part of this film!


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