May 7, 2010
My friend and I went to the Okutama area on May 5.
We dropped in Sawanoi-en run by Ozawa Syuzou.
They were selling Junmai Namazake Sawane, which is low-alcohol sake and is sold during the summer season. I bought one bottle of this sake to drink it at a table in the rest station of Sawanoi-en. The low-alcohol sake tasted flinty and crispy, and I feel happy with such sake when it's hot. Besides the sake, we bought young radishes and fresh tofu that was still warm. The tofu was rich in taste and crunching fresh radish with wheat miso paste was really refreshing.