September 4, 2018

September Fourth is Vintage Awamori Day in Okinawa

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September 4th is the Vintage Awamori Day!

Vintage Awamori Day Flyer

Image source: http://www.okinawa-awamori.or.jp/topics/info/?p=3374

According to the Okinawa Awamori Distillers Association, September 4th is the “Vintage Awamori Day” [=kūsu no hi / 古酒の日]. The Association defines awamori as follows:

Awamori “[u]ses Black koji-mold (aspelligus awamori) and is produced in one time adding rice, “koji” (rice cultured with a mold) and water to “moromi” (main mash). Another feature of “Awamori” is that it is made using rice from Thailand (indica).”

Source: http://www.okinawa-awamori.or.jp/english/about.html#2

Resources related to Awamori, available at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa:

The 36th Hawaii Okinawan Festival (2018) offered special awamori tasting.

N.s. 14 Aug 2018. “What’s Awamori? Try Japan’s Oldest Spirit at the 2018 Okinawan Festival.” Honolulu Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/August-2018/Whats-Awamori-Try-Japans-Oldest-Spirit-at-the-2018-Okinawan-Festival/