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    Homemade Umeshu

    By thomas | June 11, 2008

    It’s June now, which means it’s the Japanese rainy season, which means that it’s ume season, which means that it’s umeshu-making time. My favorite Japan blog Blue Lotus has posted an excellent article about making homemade umeshu (Japanese ume liqueur). It looks extremely easy to make, and the step-by-step guide is filled with beautiful pictures. Here’s one of them (used without permission. Hope you don’t mind):

    homemade Japanese umeshu

    I’m taking a trip to the store tomorrow to get started on this little project. Head on over to the original article to learn more. It’s a great read!

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    4 Responses to “Homemade Umeshu”

    1. Neil Duckettq Says:
      June 12th, 2008 at 12:03 am

      Haven’t made my own yet but have tasted some made by others ….. like rocket fuel, i love it!

    2. Harvey Says:
      June 12th, 2008 at 4:02 am

      Now that’s something I have never tried before!

      I love Umeshu~~

    3. Amy Says:
      June 12th, 2008 at 8:21 am

      Thanks for the link, and of course I don’t mind the picture! Feel free, when saying nice things about my blog, to use any picture you like:)

      Good luck with your umeshu!

    4. sara Says:
      June 13th, 2008 at 3:57 am

      Discovred yoru blog form Amy’s over at Blue Lotus. My est friend just got pregnant, she is a native Japanese girl. She and her husband live in Tokyo and my husband and I visit often. Your site is fabulous, I’ve taken up Japanese, classes at my local community college start at the end of the month. I want to visit Tomoko and her new baby, and speak Japanese to the baby. Your site is really helpful in reinforcing customs, language and culture.