Happy Holidays to all Japan Times readers.

The joys of sake can be boundless indeed, but, naturally, moderation is the key. Sake can be fascinating for those who are interested in delving deep, and just plain fun for those who like to enjoy it on a simpler level.

In the end, though, it is an alcoholic beverage, and must be treated with respect and responsibility. Indeed, with sake and health, a little bit goes a long way, but too much of a good thing comes all too easy.