A beautiful and immersive portrait of life at the 144-year old Yoshida Brewery, a producer of world class sake. With changing times ahead and new regime led by the 6th generation heir, this is a rarified look at the personal and professional intensity needed to create a revered product and the artisans behind it.
Erik Shirai (New York) has worked on numerous documentaries and TV shows. He was as a cameraman on the Emmy Award-winning TV programme No Reservation, with Anthony Bourdain. In 2008 Shirai launched his own production company, Cebu Osani Creative. The Birth of Sake is his first work as a director.