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Kimoto

The ancient technique of making the starter from naturally fermented lactic acid.

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Yamahai

A progression from kimoto, while still using naturally fermeted lactic acid. The ideosyncratic and much loved yamahai.

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Sokujo

The modern and fast method of making the yeast starter.

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Bodaimoto

The ancient and complex art of making the yeast starter by the monks of the Shorakuji temple in Nara