Take a Closer Look Inside Sake Central’s Hardcover ‘SAKE’ Book
Chronicling the stories of some of Japan’s most important sake breweries.
Sake Central’s hardcover book, SAKE: The History, Stories and Craft of Japan’s Artisanal Breweries, is a collectible for those outside of Japan with an interest in learning the behind-the-scenes and generational stories of Japan’s most influential sake brewers.
Produced by Elliot Faber, co-founder of Sake Central, the book compiles interviews, profiles, and photographic documentation of the most important generational sake breweries in Japan, spanning 60 sake breweries, 10 shochu distilleries, and five awamori distilleries across the country — from Okinawa, the southern-westernmost Japanese prefecture, all the way up north to Hokkaido.
The 420-page book is penned by Elliot Faber, Hayato Hishinuma, Bernie Baskin, and Jalean Wong, accompanied by full-colored photography by renowned travel photographer, Jason Lang.
SAKE: The History, Stories and Craft of Japan’s Artisanal Breweries was first released in 2015, and is now republished by TANSO Publishing in Hong Kong. Priced at $780 HKD (approximately $100 USD), the hardcover book is now available to purchase via Sake Central’s website.
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