The brewing process for sake differs from the process for beer, where the conversion from starch to sugar and then from sugar to alcohol occurs in two distinct steps. Like other rice wines, when sake is brewed, these conversions occur simultaneously. The alcohol content differs between sake, wine, and beer; while most beer contains 3–9% ABV, wine generally contains 9–16% ABV,[4] and undiluted sake contains 18–20% ABV (although this is often lowered to about 15% by diluting with water prior to bottling).

“Hanami” is the centuries-old practice of drinking under a blooming sakura or ume tree. The custom is said to have started during the Nara period (710–794), when it was ume blossoms that people admired in the beginning, but by the Heian period (794–1185) cherry blossoms came to attract more attention, and hanami was synonymous with…

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The Blue Onion pattern is the most famous porcelain decor of all time. It was created during the early Ming Dynasty in ancient China. In the 17th Century adopted the Meissen porcelain manufactory the décor and let it apply to his white porcelain. Primarily thanks to the Onion pattern became the Meissen porcelain famous in Europe at that time. Later, many other porcelain manufacturers assumed the beautiful blue pattern.

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The chrysanthemum represents longevity, rejuvenation and nobility in Japan. It is also the symbol of autumn, harvest and goodwill. Because of its auspicious meaning, the flower frequently appears on decorations, accessories, porcelains, kimonos and obis, as well as Japan’s 50 yen coin