Ground Detective Simon Wallis: File #4 "The Case of the Sake"
Best known for its beef, the city of Kobe is also a long-standing powerhouse in the world of sake. There's one small corner of the city that's provided the distinctively mineral-rich water used in sake brewing here for centuries. In this episode, the Ground Detective's challenge is to investigate and explain the local geologic, atmospheric and historical factors that helped make the Nada area sake famous.
The Ground Detective sees the world in a special way
A visit to a sake brewery museum provides some clues
Traditional sake-making techniques on display
The reward for a job well done