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Kanji Detail for 酵 - "fermentation, souring, brewing"

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    酵 means "fermentation, souring, brewing."

    1. Fermentation - The process of making sake, where the koji (a type of mold) is used to convert the starch in the rice into sugar, which is then fermented into alcohol.

    2. Foaming - The process of sake bubbling up and forming foam when it is brewed.

    3. Sake Lees - The solid residue left over after sake has been brewed, which is used to make other products such as shochu and amazake.

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