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  • So this weekend, the situation has presented itself

  • where I can do two things that I've always wanted to do

  • And those two things are: Sake Tasting at a Sake brewery

  • Not just any Sake brewery but actually the oldest one in all of Japan

  • and the second thing is clay modeling using a potter's wheel

  • Which is one of those spinning turn-tables where you can quickly shape and mold the clay

  • I've always thought it looked quite fun

  • And I suspect it won't be too difficult

  • because whenever I see people do it on TV

  • It always looks really easy

  • Perhaps even I can do it

  • But both of these awesome things can be found at a rural town called Kasama

  • about an hour and a half from Tokyo

  • in Ibaraki Prefecture

  • My good friends Masato and Tian Tian will be coming along as well

  • So yeah I think it'll be pretty good fun

  • Let's go and do things

  • So this is the beginnings of the greatest pot you'll ever see

  • Look at that! Perfect!

  • Oh nooo

  • Situation's quickly going out of hand

  • Literally out of hand

  • Shit!

  • Shit!

  • Shit!

  • Look at that

  • That's the greatest bowl you'll ever see

  • It's like the cup out of Indiana Jones

  • Beautiful, beautiful

  • Wabisabi Style

  • Imperfection

  • Beauty in imperfection

  • This one's too perfect

  • So, to make a Sake cup

  • you have to put your thumb in like that

  • or probably

  • It's quite therapeutic

  • I feel very relaxed doing this

  • What's this?

  • Sake cup!

  • So you put your beer or sake in here

  • Artistic!

  • It's kinda losing its balance

  • Sake cup!

  • Super Sake cup!!

  • Maybe I can sell this

  • And make a profit

  • For 10 000 yens you can buy a Super Sake Cup

  • Why are you laughing?

  • Beautiful!

  • I'm quite happy with that

  • Okay here we go again

  • It's cute

  • This one is one of my less good creations

  • Okay let's be artistic

  • Wow!!

  • Yes now this is art, real art!

  • He's pissing himself

  • Very good, I think!

  • See? I don't like to have the same thing sometime, I like to be original

  • This is the definition of originality

  • What did you think of my artwork?

  • I like them

  • Mmmh? Would you buy them?

  • No!

  • Why?

  • I'll only buy them if you give me some money

  • It's not very nice

  • Which was your favorite?

  • Out of the 3

  • I like the....

  • Well...

  • It's hard to say

  • Coz they're so good

  • It's so hard to decide one, right?

  • So, just arrived in our hotel

  • after arguebly the most successful clay molding day ever

  • I can't work out to exactly pronounce the name:

  • Hotel io alpheratz

  • Don't...really know what that means

  • Tomorrow, sake factory

  • So, that should be cool and just about to go and have dinner

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  • Really good!

  • Very very tender!

  • And this is nice you've got seaweed on top

  • To give it some extra flavor

  • Good morning Chris!

  • Good morning Masato!

  • So we have:

  • This is the Western Style Breakfast

  • We have some

  • pile of bread oh it's warm that's nice

  • Soft whipped butter

  • Orange juice

  • Yoghurt

  • Oranges

  • Pasta, bacon, omelet, salad, tomato

  • Brocoli, a bean....thing

  • Yeah..

  • That's quite a good breakfast

  • It's quite big

  • So will you drink any sake today?

  • No I won't

  • Oh my god why?

  • I don't want to become mad

  • You don't want to become mad??

  • And that's exactly what I plan to do

  • Sudo Honke Brewery has been making Sake for 850 years

  • and is one of the oldest companies in the world

  • In fact it's so good that halfway through making this video

  • I decided, it deserves to be in its own video so keep an eye out for that

  • It'll be out soon

  • or now

  • Depending on when you are watching this in the future

  • Japanese style

  • Japanese style

  • So in Japan you can slurp your noodles really loudly

  • and it's fine

  • But obviously

  • in Europe and almost everywhere, it's rude

  • Even China?

  • Right?

  • Yeah it's not polite

  • I thought it wasn't just Japan, i thought it was all Asia

  • No Chinese do it

  • If I do it in China

  • It's a problem?

  • Yeah it's a problem

  • This is Kasama-shi's famous food

  • so we have here:

  • Inari-zushi

  • which is like a fried tofu

  • around some rice and here we have a....

  • Soba

  • Soba noodles

  • Inside the fried tofu

  • usually you just get rice

  • this is incredibly rare

  • It's actually some soba noodles

  • That's really really nice

  • Truthfully, I don't normally like

  • the fried tofu, I don't normally like it, but here this is really good

  • Awesome!

  • Maybe..maybe it's broken

  • It made a noise!

  • What the fuck is that?

  • I should buy

  • I should buy this parrot

  • But, maybe it's broken

  • Oh my god

  • It looks like Tian Tian

  • Maybe better than Tian Tian

  • Yeah I prefer the statue

  • The statue's better

  • Clap, clap, bow?

  • Got my fifty yen

  • Time to pray

  • I fucking missed!

  • Let's try again!

  • Take two

  • Good?

  • Got it right this time, yes!

  • Perfect!

  • I always get it wrong

  • I wished for a better tomorrow for everyone

  • Kasama is a beautiful rural town and it's a nice little day trip for anyone who wants to venture outside of Tokyo

  • For more details on everything featured in this video

  • Check out the description box below

  • And if there's anyone interested in purchasing

  • any of these three bespoke brilliant clay models

  • as seen in the video

  • Drop me a line!

  • You never know, you might actually get one!

So this weekend, the situation has presented itself

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    Kana kawai posted on 2016/09/08
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