Sake labels are often beautiful but can be daunting on first look. They are usually centered around ornate calligraphy, with complex, arcane descriptions that require a certain background to contextualize.
When people think of sake regions, Yamaguchi is usually not the first to spring to mind. It doesn’t have the overwhelming history of the Nada region, the popular style of Niigata prefecture, or the incredible number of awards of Fukushima to help it stand out.
The first steps! Japan is a country with a very long history which you can experience in many ways: visiting ancient temples, admiring silk panels painted when Europe was still under Roman rule, or (and this is my favorite one), drinking sake