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Best of 2005

(January 1st - December 31st, 2005)

Matthias Taugwalder

Best of 2005 - A Panoramic Journey

Yoshito Takagi

Bottling the Sake

Azumamine Brewery, Shiwa-cho Iwate, Japan

December 7, 2005 - 09:10 UTC (16:10 local time)

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I have two best VR panoramas this year. One is this "Bottling the Sake".

"Sake" is a Japanese alcoholic beverage, brewed from rice. This brewery named "azumamine" is a small brewery in Iwate Prefecture. Shikomi means making the sake.

Azumamine is brewing sake by the traditional handmade process. Usual sake is transparent. This time they brewed sacred sake called "omiki". It's not transparent because lightly filtered to leave rice sediment in the bottle. It is dedicated to the Shinto shrine "Morioka Hachimangu".

BGM : "Handmade sake is delicious!". This is the Azumamine's original old CM song (maybe 30 years ago). :-)

And you can hear the sound of "shikomi (*)" at Radio-documentary-style podcast program "Azumamine 2005 brew year Live!" (Japanese only). This program is in Expanded Podcast format. End of program, you can see a link to a fullscreen VR panorama. Please check it.

Another VR panorama is inside the Hiroshima Peace Memorial (the Genbaku Dome) . I got permission from Hiroshima city, but only for the ww2panorama.org site, so I can't upload the movie to WWP... http://ww2panorama.org/panoramas/hiroshima-dome

See Also...
How Sake is Made

QuickTime VR HD - High Resolution Cubic VR and Panorama VR showcase

QuickTime VR HD Blog -Behind the scene- (Japanese only)
Canon EOS 10D ,Sigma 8mm 1:4EX
360Precision panoramic tripod head

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