Sake brewed with a focus on the old lunar calendar of the Yin and Yang system 五芒星(Gobousei)“Pentagram”
These days, the brewing process is managed by controlling the temperature based on data measured by analytical instruments.
But now, by once again including the meaning of the old calendar, and by making the best possible use of the knowledge of the craftsmen and developments in sake brewing technology, we have perfected a new sake that brings out the full power of the natural yeast.
Background of the Birth of “Pentagram”
When we heard that the chief priest of the venerable shrine close to our storehouse, the “Tsuchimikado Main Shrine,” had bought our local sake “Wakasa,” I took the opportunity to meet with him to express my thanks.
That’s when he taught me that the phases of the moon have a profound influence on the growth of crops. Also, we learned that there are days on the calendar which have various meanings, such as “a good day to start something,” “a day to finish the work,” and “a day when it’s best to rest.” We tried applying these things in the brewing control schedule.
五芒星(Gobousei)“Pentagram” Sake brewed with a focus on the old lunar calendar of the Yin and Yang system
Brewing Process Meticulously Following the Lunar Calendar of the Way of Yin and Yang
About Seimei Abe and the Way of Yin and Yang
The Bellflower Crest of Seimei Abe and the Way of Yin and Yang
The way of Yin and Yang is a teaching that was formed based on the ancient Chinese theory of the five elements of Yin and Yang.
It applies the five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water, the sun and the moon, and the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac in combination with the way of compatible and conflicting relationships to judge good or bad fortune. We could say that it’s a divination teaching which developed independently in Japan with influences from Shinto and Buddhism, and uses astronomy, the calendar, magic, and astrology.
People who used this way of Yin and Yang to make astronomical observations, divine the good and bad of things, create calendars, and exorcise spirits were called sorcerers (onmyoji).
Seimei Abe was a sorcerer who was treated as a mysterious god of divination, a person with supernatural powers, and an expert in the way of Yin and Yang during the Heian Period.
占He is an ancestor of the Tsuchimikado Family, and anecdotes describing his divination and prophecies and be seen in the Tales of Times Now Past (Konjaku Monogatari-shu), A Collection of Tales from Uji (Uji Shui Monogatari), and so on, in which his magical powers are praised.
“Pentagram” Limited to 300 bottles
Raw Materials: Rice (domestic), malted rice (domestic rice)
Raw Rice Material: Yamada Nishiki (rice polishing rate: 50%)
Alcohol Content: 16 proof
Best-by Date: None set
Storage Method: Store in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight
Sale Launch Date: April 5, 2022 (Tue)