8 Purification Sake is first introduced when Amaterasu and Issun help Kushi gather holy water for the sake from Hitoshio Spring in Agata Forest (and later protect her from imps with Susano). The holy properties of the very water are shown here, as it can generate a protective barrier capable of stopping common Imps. Kushi then takes the water back to Kamiki Village and matures it in the large sake barrel in her house. However, on the night of the annual festival, Susano drinks all the sake and hides in his house. The newly-returned Orochi then selects Kushi as its ritual sacrifice. Kushi is forced to go to the Moon Cave where Orochi waits, but then reveals she has made a less-powerful version of the 8 Purification Sake with some of the holy water, Thunder Brew. She drops it when Orochi takes her, but it is later found by Amatersu and Issun in the Calcified Cavern in the depths of the Moon Cave. Amaterasu later manages to make Orochi drink the Thunder Brew, but because of its weaker powers, it does not affect the serpent and the bottle falls to the ground. However, at that moment, Susano appears, ready to fight Orochi. It is then shown that the open bottle of sake was flowing into grooves on the floor. Susano's courage awakens the power in the sake and it become proper 8 Purification Sake. Amaterasu then uses it to defeat Orochi.