Misadventures with Miso

Misadventures with Miso

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Meiji Shrine Wine (March 15th, 2011)

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I wasn't surprised that Meiji Jingu would have ceremonial sake. I've seen this at other shrines and temples. I was surprised to see this row of casks of wine.

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Considering how difficult it was to find alcohol in the stores after the earthquake, I couldn't help but wish just a little for a little of this to take with me. However, they were empty.

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So where did all this wine come from?

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The barrels were gifts to the Emperor Meiji from wineries in Bourgogne, France.

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I'm wondering if his love of wine is now why Beaujolais Nouveau is so popular in Japan.

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No matter what, this was an amusing surprise for me.

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