• Sake Museum Visit

    29 days ago - By Urban Sketchers S.F. Bay Area

    Takara Sake USA Inc. in Berkeley has been acquiring and preserving a wide array of sake-making artifacts and tools from Japan over the years. You can see the tools used by Toji and brewery workers from the early 20th century.Wonderful subjects to sketch and a tasting room right next door! - Cathy McAuliffe
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  • The Ancient Art of Sake Making

    The Ancient Art of Sake Making

    29 days ago - By Urban Sketchers S.F. Bay Area

    At Takara Sake in Berkeley, a museum demonstrating the tools of the 1900's and earlier contains many fascinating relics of past, small-scale sake production. Takara Sake now has large stainless steel tanks and modern methods, but respect their past. A wonderful place to visit and taste sake!
    These tanks are large, a co-sketcher stood nearby to show the scale, but I didn't sketch fast enough to get her in there! The one on the left is about 6' or so high. The pot on far right is actually the firepot, which is positioned below the tank.
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