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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Japanese History – Part 3, 794AD to 1185

August 29th, 2010 at 11:42 pm » Comments (0)

Between 794 to 1185 – Heian Period Emperor Kammu, the 50th Emperor of Japan, moved the seat of government in 794 to Heian (Kyoto); this successfully secured its strength and lessened ...more »

Japanese History – Part 2, 710AD to 794

August 22nd, 2010 at 10:59 am » Comments (0)

Between 710 to 794 – Nara Period In 710AD Heijo (now Nara) became the first permanent capital city of Japan as prescribed by Empress Gemmei. It was built in the image ...more »

Homebrew Sake – What Equipment do you need?

August 15th, 2010 at 9:51 pm » Comments (5)

On this site I have mostly focused on sake ingredients. This has left open a big whole for many who might like to make sake, and can now easily get ...more »

Japanese History – Part 1, pre-history to 710AD

August 8th, 2010 at 8:32 pm » Comments (0)

Very often when I am looking for information on sake and sake brewing I run into references and comments about the period in which the particular aspect was developed or ...more »

Milling your own rice with the TwinBird Mill

August 1st, 2010 at 3:17 pm » Comments (14)

Rice milling is arguably the first step in sake brewing. For some, it may be the rice harvest or even the entire process of growing the rice. Then for others, ...more »