Thursday, May 15, 2008

day 138 - rice ball

"Sugi for sake."
The sugidama is made from needles of the Japanese Cedar (sugi), woven into a spherical bamboo lattice. Since pre-literate times this furry ball has hung outside of sake breweries to advertise the new vintage. By the time it's brown, the sake is supposedly ready to drink. But who waits that long?

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