Service Alerts

NEW! Now you can renew your Library card online
We're OPEN! NEW hours at all locations starting October 18. Proof of vaccination NOT required to use Library at this time.
Starting Nov 1, your Library Card # and Library PIN will be needed to use OverDrive and Libby. This PIN is the same one used to access other digital Library resources.
Print from Home now available!
Your Library is now FINE FREE!

The Birth of Sake - Japanese Food documentary film series

THe Birth of Sake - image from the film

Join us on Saturday, March 18 at 2 pm in the Stevenson & Hunt room for the third and last screening in a series titled Japanese Food. This time we will present The Birth of Sake directed by Erik Shirai. This awarded documentary tells a story of creating the world-renowned sake, called daiginjō, in the 144 years old Tedorigawa brewery in the Northern Japan. The brewery is in the hands of the multi-generational Yoshida family. The film crew spent six months with the group of workers (ranging from 20 to 70 years old), documenting a little known process of creating the liquor without the use of modern technology. Showing this unique, labour-intensive process was not to promote drinking the wine but to appreciate its producers, who are leaving their families and lives to devote themselves entirely to work for 6 months every year. Erik Shirai is presenting artisans, people who dedicate their entire life to one craft - a very typical element of Japanese culture.

For more information about Japanese cuisine, culture, travel, fiction books by Japanese authors or books in Japanese language please check out our collection.