Recently I received a gift. It is a special sake made only from grains of part of the rice panicle. The sake was shipped refrigerated directly from the brewery. I don’t know about sake, but it tastes very good.
Gifts are part of the Japanese culture, and there are two times during the year when people give gifts to thank someone. During the summer and at the end of year. During the summer, fruits are common for Mid year gifts. I produce early season grapes for that time. People usually order gifts directly from the producer, like from a grape grower in my case. I pack and ship fresh grapes from my warehouse.