Typhoon-Hit Fukushima Sake Maker Yet to Restart Production

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Motomiya, Fukushima Pref., Oct. 21 (Jiji Press)--A sake brewery in Fukushima Prefecture, hit hard by Typhoon Hagibis, do not yet know when it will be able to resume production after floodwaters damaged its sake rice and equipment.

The storehouse of the Daitengu brewery in Motomiya in the northeastern Japan prefecture was inundated to a depth of up to 50 centimeters due to flooding from the Abukuma River earlier this month.

"All sake rice was ruined," said Shigetoshi Ito, the 64-year-old president of the brewery, founded in 1872.

The brewery was forced to suspend the brewing process it had planned to start this week due to damage to production equipment.

"First, we'll talk with rice farmers and brewer cooperative officials to procure sake rice," said Ito.

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