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shochu
Kanji 2066

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Synopsis

Learn how to drink shochu, how to make it, and how to classify it. See how a love of shochu made 16th-century carpenters resentful. Discover what shochu has to do with Marlon Brando, Napoleon, sweet potato shortages, and longevity. Learn when tastelessness is a virtue in a drink. And find out how moonshine  inspired a term used to denigrate certain literature.

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See the JOK Notebook post "Gathering Up the Lees" for extra information about some of the images included in this essay: https://www.joyokanji.com/status-updates/gathering-lees
 

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Cover of essay 2066 on 酎 (shochu), a Japanese liquor
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