Umeshu (梅酒) is a Japanese liqueur made from steeping ume fruits (while still unripe and green) in alcohol and sugar. It has a sweet, sour taste, and an alcohol content of 10–15%.

And yes, I make my own umeshu. The ume tree in my field is starting to grow this year's plums which tells me that my batch from last year is ready to drink. First come first serve, next group of visitors at my house will be drinking home made mountain umeshu with me.


  1. Charlotte & ChristelleMay 9, 2015 at 12:06 AM

    Hhhaaaaa soooo delicious. Still have half of a bottle that we bring from our last trip :P

  2. On an unrelated note, Shigeru I'd like to know what your favorite breed of Nihon ken is. From following your blog for awhile now it looks to me to be between the Kishu and Shikoku.

    1. For hunting boar, the Kishu.
      For companionship, the Kai.
      But somehow here I am surrounded by Shikoku :) They need the most help at the moment.


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