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Watch and learn the basic knowledge of Honkaku Shochu and Awamori along with video introductions.

In Good Sprits Shochu and Awamori

Shochu is one of Japan's most popular alcoholic beverages. It is a distilled spirits that can be enjoyed before, during, and after meals. Dora Tauzin, from France, reports on a popular type called Honkaku Shochu: its ingredients, distilling method, and history. The program also features Ryukyu Awamori, a beverage from Okinawa said to be Japan's oldest distilled spirits. In addition, Shochu advisor Kaori Haishi introduces recipes of dishes that go well with shochu.