Join SakéOne for the annual blessing of the saké brewery, presided over by Reverend Koichi Barrish of the Tsubaki Grand Shrine of Granite Falls, Washington. Saké is an important element in Shinto rituals and was originally used as a gift to an Okamisama (divine being). Today saké is always included as a daily gift/food offering at every shrine and at every ceremony. In turn, all sakéries in Japan have close relationships with one or more Shinto shrines. It is believed that saké enhances inner harmony, bringing peace and balance. Saké will be served after the ceremony.