In the event that there are readers of this blog who check it more than once a week, I apologize for my current lapse in entries.
In addition to my full-time work at the brewery, I am also editing scientific manuscripts on the side, or more precisely, all night when I get home for work. This week has been particularly busy.
I am therefore making a quick, but hopefully interesting, post. In Japan, temples and shrines abound, as do the number of gods enshrined within them. In our brewery (and many others), there is a small shrine dedicated to the god of sake. Every morning, the owner replaces the water in the cup (I thought it was sake at first, but it turns out only at special times does he use actual sake). The shrine is on the 2nd floor outside of the room where koji is made. Interesting, no?