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Why All the Best Kit Kat Flavors Are Only in Japan

Wasabi, strawberry cheesecake, green tea, dark chocolate, sweet potato. What do these flavors have in common? They’re all KitKat varieties exclusive to Japan. But how did the crispy, break-associated candy get so popular overseas?

How to Drink Sake: Your Guide to Japan's Tasty, Boozy Gift to the World How to Drink Sake: Your Guide to Japan's Tasty, Boozy Gift to the World

Sake. You might only know it from Sapporo bombs or overheated swill from all-you-can-eat pan-Asian buffets. But if you get a beat on its basics, it’s the smoothest, sexiest, slickest libation. We’re going to demystify sake, and make you that sashimi-pairing, worldly boozehound we know you can be.

The hypnotic cinema of turning rice into sake

Making sake typically looks like a beautiful ancient art, but the way this video is cut and edited, it looks like a chase scene from a movie or an intense spazzmastic sequence from a music video. It’s addicting, hypnotic and completely cinematic. Just watch rice turn into delicious sake in this stunning black and…

The beautiful ancient art of making sake

Yoshida Brewery in northern Japan is a 144 year old family brewery that makes sake the old fashioned way. That is, they make sake in a way that preserves a 2000 year old tradition. Erik Shirai made a beautiful short of the people at Yoshida and the process of making sake in his film The Birth of Sake and it looks…

7 Foods and Beverages Made Using Ingredients from the Human Body 7 Foods and Beverages Made Using Ingredients from the Human Body

While eating human flesh may be the ultimate taboo, human microbes, saliva, and even hair have been integral to the making of certain food and beverages. From traditional brews to culinary concept art, here are seven edibles that started, in part, inside the human body.

America Might Be About To Get Its First Indoor Throwing Star Range America Might Be About To Get Its First Indoor Throwing Star Range

If this website is to be believed, come 2014, Lexington, Kentucky could easily replace Orlando, Florida as the most popular vacation spot in the country. Because next spring the city will be host to the nation's first indoor throwing star range and sake bar. Because nothing goes better with rice wine than a throwable…

Scientists Create Mutant Yeasts with Heavy Ion Beam, Sake Ensues Scientists Create Mutant Yeasts with Heavy Ion Beam, Sake Ensues

While the newly-generated variety of brewing yeast cooked up by boffins at the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science doesn't shoot laser beams or gain super-strength when you piss it off, it does apparently make a very tasty rice wine.

Class Up Your Next Sake Spree with This Explosively Spiky Pourer Class Up Your Next Sake Spree with This Explosively Spiky Pourer

The sake bomb isn't the most elegant drinking experience—you're lucky if you wake up without your shoes on. But this beautiful vessel will keep warm sake warm, cold sake cold—and looks like a naval mine. Get it?

Japanese Vintage Sake-Serving Robot Japanese Vintage Sake-Serving Robot

If you've got 1,050,000 Yen ($8,722) to spare, how about a handmade sake serving robot from Japan? Made out of cherrywood and porcelain, these things are handmade and crafted over 40 tireless days and 40 sleepless nights.

JVC EX-A10 With Sake-Soaked Speakers JVC EX-A10 With Sake-Soaked Speakers

JVC and our John both came to the conclusion that booze and JVC home theatre systems go great together, but through different methods.

Maintaining Sake Temperature With RFID Maintaining Sake Temperature With RFID

As everybody knows, sake needs to be kept at a consistent temperature in order for it to be the best that it can be. But how do you ensure that the sake stays at that temperature all the way from the warehouse to your tabletop? NTT and others are keen on RFID as the solution to this problem. Sake bottles would be…

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