this is the 2nd correspondence about UMP.
I called a Japanese grocery store today and asked when green ume would arrive but they still couldn't give me an answer. So, no way to find the cost. I will call them again next week.
The location of UMP is in Canton. The residence is very close from Beck Rd. exit on M-14.
I posted a photo of what we need to make umeshu. Please take a look at it, and I want you to prepare your own glass jar. Mine is 3 litter size. I can make double size (two bottles of shoochuu) with this. You may get 2 litter one, but 1 litter one is too small. I bought it at Meijer. You can find the same brand jar at Bed & Bath Beyond.
I urge you to sign up a.s.a.p. so that I can get the idea how much green ume I should order. If I get enough response, then I can negotiate the grocery store to lower the cost of ume. If you are interested in making double (or triple) size, please let me know.