Building up the main mash, or Moromi [醪]. Today is the first addition called Hatsuzoe [初添え]. Water, Koji, and steamed rice was added to the starter, or Moto. We’ll add more on Day 8 and 9 to build the mash up to the final volume. This three step build-up is called Sandan-Jikomi [三段仕込み], a traditional wisdom of making healthy mash.