See how some of the most definitive products of Sasebo are made, starting with a behind-the-scenes tour of Umegae Sake Brewery. This traditional brewery has been producing high-quality sake since 1787, and you will observe the process firsthand. A tasting will showcase the attributes that make this brand of sake so desirable throughout Japan. The town of Mikawachi is known for porcelain adorned with landscape paintings, which has been made there since the 16th century. While browsing the porcelain exhibits in a museum in town, be sure to notice the most distinguishing characteristics, which include fine-grained snow-white porcelain with a delicate underglaze of blue. Incense burners, plates and bowls are among the items that are produced using traditional techniques. Hasami-yaki produces a porcelain that is quite different but no less magnificent. In part, the porcelain tableware has remained extraordinarily popular through the centuries because the designs change with the times.