Every year, the Meiji Jingu Nationwide Sake Brewers Association offers barrels of sake to the Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken whose souls are enshrined here. In return, prayers are said for the continued prosperity of the sake brewing industry.
Barrels of sake are a fairly common sight at other shrines I've visited. The young couple posing in front of the sake is not such a common sight for me. ;-)
I'll be busy the next few weeks. Commenting will be spotty at best.