Ryukyuan Awamori lecture starts at Ching Yun University in Taiwan

March 16, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

From March 9, a Ryukyuan Awamori lecture offered by the Awamori Meister Association started at the Ching Yun University in Taiwan.
On March 15, at the Ryukyu Shimpo office, Katsunobu Shingaki, the chairperson of the association, explained, saying, “In the first lesson, students took a keen interest in the history and culture of awamori in Okinawa. They then focused on a tasting session. I sensed a strong level of enthusiasm for learning about something in new field.” Arakaki continued to say, “I believe that an appreciation of awamori will increase in Taiwan by studying hard through the year.” Manabu Shiokawa, the managing director of the association, will serve as a lecturer. The class will be held once a month with two periods of 90 minutes each. Students will learn about basic matters of Okinawan culture and the manufacturing process of awamori in the first period, and then receive a practical lesson in which they taste three types of awamori in the second period.

(English translation by T&CT, Lima Tokumori and Mark Ealey)

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