Sunday, September 21, 2008
When our friends Miki san and Kikue san came to visit us last weekend from Kanazawa, a city where my husband lived in his bachelor times, they brought some amazing sake, a rice wine with fruit flavors that's a specialty of their city. Usually you drink regular sake warm or hot, but this kind you chill, and it's got a really smooth taste. We tried the yuzu-flavored one first, and are anticipating having the ume one soon. Those cute wooden boxes are for drinking the sake from, but I use them as little holders for fingernail clippers, hair clips, and other small sundries in the bathroom. Apparently the little boy face on one of the boxes is the mascot of that particular sake company.