「夢ここち Pure Japan SAKE JOURNEY〜杜の都伊達な酒蔵編」にて
In the city of trees, Sendai lives a man who can brew the best sake for any meal, be it French, Italian, Chinese, or any other world cuisine.
The Katsuyama shuzo brewery, founded in 1688, once served generations of Date clan leaders. As their official supplier of sake, this brewery has elevated the culture of sake brewing to a new level in Sendai. In such a well-established sake brewery, a revolutionary who is breaking with convention has appeared. He is the 12th generation master brewer, Jihei Isawa.
What Mr. Isawa lauds is a new way of enjoying Japanese sake he calls “Modern Sake Road.” But at the base of this method lies the spirit of the Samurai Lord, Masamune Date. Lord Date was known as a great intellectual and a man of varied interests. On the special events, he had special cuisine, such as meat dish which could have been a game of his hunting and he was known for demanding “modern sake” to go with any meal.
In this program we explore the Date food culture of this historic castle town while introducing the best ways to enjoy delicious food with a new style of sake. From sake served in wine glasses to the ultimate in first class Japanese sake, we take a trip to see the newest in sake-making of this brewery that is breaking all the sake stereotypes.