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Check out how sake is made at a brewery in Japan

EPA photographer Everett Kennedy Brown offers a look at how sake is produced from rice:

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Workers prepare vessels for washing rice at Terada Honke sake brewery in Kozaki city, Chiba province, Japan, on Jan. 19. Sake is made through a fermentation process using a mold called Koji in Japanese that is found throughout South and East Asia.

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Makoto Ohashi shovels steamed rice into buckets for sake making.

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Sake makers sing traditional songs while crushing freshly steamed rice.

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Tomoyuki Minami stirs fermenting sake at Terada Honke sake brewery.

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A close-up view showing rice used for making sake.