HD/DCP - 2015 - Japan - 95 - Color
KAMPAI! FOR THE LOVE OF SAKE
Kampai! For the love of Sake (original title)
A film by Mirai Konishi
The exploration of the traditional, complex, and secretive world of sake, often called Japanese rice wine, though the eyes of three distinctive outsiders who have devoted themselves to sake.
Sake, Japan’s national beverage, has been getting global popularity over the recent years. Brewed from rice and water with the help of Koji mold and yeast -- it seems so simple, and on surface, it is. But underneath this initial simplicity lies its deep world full of diversity, complexity, rich culture, and an ambiguity that’s both fascinating and frustrating.
KAMPAI! FOR THE LOVE OF SAKE unravels the story of several individuals from completely different backgrounds about their path with sake and its mesmerizing world.