The summer in Saku, Nagano is quite nice climate-wise, warm but comfortable during the day and cool at night (the elevation here is 700m), which is quite different from the hot, sticky weather in Tokyo. A refreshing change. The rice paddies are now a vibrant green, and the plants are now well over half a metre tall. I will take some pictures to show you, soon.
A short post to let you know that this blog is not dead! Again, sorry for the stagnation, I am determined to feed you lots of good saké information and updates about my progress at the brewery. Thank you for those still reading.