BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5202@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20161109T000000Z DTEND:20161109T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Discover <em>shochu</em>\, Japan&rsquo\;s other indigenous alco holic beverage. Unlike <em>sake</em>\, which is brewed\, <em>shochu</em> i s distilled (similar to vodka or whiskey)\, and can be made from a variety of raw ingredients\, including barley\, sweet potatoes\, rice or even bro wn sugar. The <em>shochu</em>-making process produces a distinctly musical bubbling sound as vapors escape the earthenware jar\, lending <em>shochu </em>a mystical quality. <strong>Shinichiro Watanabe</strong>\, Chairman o f the Committee on Shochu Planning at Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Associa tion\, examines the complexities of this versatile spirit\, including its use in religious ceremonies on the island of Kyushu. The talk will also fe ature a short musical performance incorporating the ethereal sound of<em> shochu </em>fermentation\, composed by<strong> Mamoru Fujieda</strong>. $3 9/$34 Japan Society members SUMMARY:Distilled\, Not Brewed: Discovering Shochu URL:/en/events/2016/11/09/distilled-not-brewed-discovering-shochu/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR