Guide to Japanese Sake: Japanese Studies Resources Series: Selected Bibliographies on Sake

This guide means to assist research on the history, traditions, and culture on Japanese Sake, as well as provide information on Sake Brewers. We recommend using a PC/tablet when viewing this guide, sorry for the inconvenience.

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This page lists selected bibliographies on sake and brewing. Most of the titles are linked to either KU's catalog records (if held by KU), WorldCat or CiNii. To find more resources:

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Primary Sources written by Brewers: 酒造会社史・団体史

This section lists books published by sake brewers or brewers' associations.

CM Songs 酒と音楽

This section lists commercial song CDs fearuing beverages. CDs are available at KU Music Library and circulate to faculty, staff and graduate students for two weeks, and to undergraduate students for four hours (in-library use only).

Sake and Manga: 酒と酒場と漫画

This section lists comics (manga) on sake, wine, sake brewers, sommeliers, bartenders, or those who love alcohol.



By trayuki (写真AC)

Michiko Ito