Sake Was Good Enough for the Gods

Sake is a popular Japanese liquor that has withstood the test of time, and is available to you at our Japanese restaurant in Federal Way. Fermented rice undergoes an elaborate brewing process to produce an alcoholic drink that has remained popular for thousands of years since its ancient beginnings. In its earliest days, sake played a key role in Japan’s indigenous Shinto religion and was consumed during purification rituals. Sake sacrificed to the gods these ceremonies was referred to as Omiki or Miki, and those worthy to drink with the gods were said to achieve divine communication.

Today sake is still used ceremonially at New Year celebrations to cleanse any misfortune from the previous year. Traditionally this is a spiced medicinal sake called toso, a type of sake even children are allowed a sip of during holiday. Akasaka serves sake year-round, so bring some friends and enjoy this ancient cultural artifact at our Japanese restaurant in Federal Way!