Good Wine Needs No Bush

It used to be common to hang a grapevine, ivy or other greenery, “bush”,  outside an inn or public house to advertise the availability of drink.

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Notice bush hanging outside pub. Yay Bruegel!

If the drink is good, it is not necessary to advertize it – good wine needs no bush.

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Outside Sake brewery – big bush.

Before I go to the airport I am quickly taken to an adjacent sake brewery.

I never drink sake. The drink in Okinawa is Awamori. This visit however was an eye opener.

I learnt how  good sake is made and I will do my best to drink it henceforth out of respect for the extreme care and craftsmanship involved in its manufacture.

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Barrels of sake advertized by bush

I have to buy a bottle,

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Aregato

I zoom back to Okinawa and leaving the airport, I stop off at the stinking pond. This is the home, sometimes, of a very rare bird. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-faced_spoonbill

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This one’s bill is not very black. A Hybrid?

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Good luck. I hope your race survives.

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That spoon, that spoon, that spoonbill.

I must go to mainland Japan more often. There is so much to discover.

 

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