Today(July 12th), I joined a very unique event which is drinking Sake from the big leaf of the lotus plant at Mimuroto-ji Temple in Kyoto.

The temple is famous for its 10,000 of hydrangea flowers in June.
And now, we’re able to have time to witness the beautiful lotus flowers.

It was my first time to use the stalk of the lotus for drinking (somewhat like a straw) and it was interesting.

According to the staff of the temple, drinking using the stalk of the lotus plant will give you good health and a longevity in life.

This event took place only today for 300 people limited.

If you are interested, please check that information out for the next year and enjoy this seasonal event!