“Tosatsuru” & “Koshi no Homare” In-store tasting event @ Ikebukuro

You can taste Tosatsuru, TOSATSURU SAKE BREWING CO.,LTD. from Kochi prefecture, and Koshi no Homare, Hara Shuzo from Niigata prefecture.


TOSATSURU SAKE BREWING is located near the Muroto Cape, the largest brewery in Kochi prefecture. A clear stream Yasuda Riversmall runs by near the brewery, the well water which is in the site of the brewery is hard and contains well-balanced mineral. In the Annual Japan Sake Awards, they have won total 45 times since 1965 and the highest number of Gold in Japan.

土佐鶴酒造 大吟醸原酒 天平 Daiginjo-genshu “Tenpyo” 900ml [高知県/辛口]

The highest point of the sake master’s art. Enjoy the full aroma & rich taste of Daiginjo to your hearts content. The sake is made with utmost care under the close attention of their sake master (Toji), and the rice grains are polished down to less than 40% of their original size, all to create this delightfully refined & involving sake.

土佐鶴酒造 吟醸酒 アジュール Tosatsuru Ginjo Azure 720ml [高知県/中辛口]

Tosatsuru Ginjo Azure is a new generation smooth sake made from “Kaiyoushinsousui” (Deep ocean water).

This water contains less chemicals and germs than ocean surface water (because there is no sun light down there, bacteria cannot survive) resulting in a pure, clean-tasting sake with exceptional freshness.

Tosatsuru Azure has a fruity Ginjo fragrance of ripe pears, a refreshing and clean palate, and a lengthy dry finish with a fair amount of acidity.



Koshi no Homare (Hara Shuzo)

At the time Hara Shuzo brewery was founded in the late Edo period (1814), Kashiwazaki was flourishing as a Shukuba (station town) on the Hokkoku Kaido expressway and also as a maritime town by the Sengoku ships. Because of this, the elegance and refinement of the city’s culture was infused into this place and the unique culture bloomed. With the nature’s blessings and the rich culture of the area, the taste of our sake has been inevitably refined. Kashiwazaki’s nature, humanity, and culture are all brewed in the barrels of sake produced here. In the 200 yeas since the city’s creation, they have slowly been improving the flavor of our sake, and they have never stopped brewing this sake that people have loved for a long time.

The event that we can’t forget when introducing Hara Shuzo is the Chuetsu Offshore Earthquake that occurred on July 16, 2007. As a result of the earthquake, major damage occurred leaving over 70% of the company’s buildings collapsed. Five cellars were completely destroyed—the walls fell off, the pillars broke, the tiled roof caved in, and around 200 of the 300 sake tanks were buried under the roof. The very next day, the removal of 10,000 bottles of sake started, and the liquor storage tank was rescued from the debris. In the middle of August, the bottling line was started up again, in September the first bottles of sake were ready, and in October they were shipped out. The outcome of the earthquake was not pretty, but everything was able to return back to normal two and a half months later.

原酒造 越の誉 純米大吟醸 秘造酒 もろはく Koshi no Homare Junmai daiginjo Morohaku 720ml [新潟県]

In 1972, when Japan was normalizing its diplomatic relations with China, their sake “Koshi no Homare: Morohaku” whose quality was spoken highly of by the then Prime Minister, Kakuei Tanaka, was chosen as a toast of the memorial dinner party in Beijing. Koshi no Homare served as a representative of the national liquor of Japan.


Hara Shuzo Home page


2018/8/2 (Thu) – 8/8(Wed) 10:00~20:00

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Ikebukuro Tobu Department Store B1F

1 Chome-1-25 Nishiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 171-0021

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Directly connected to “Ikebukuro station”

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For more information visit, 東武百貨店 池袋店 日本酒催事スケジュール

The 11th Flower Yeast Sake in Tokyo

You can taste flower yeast sake.

Yeast is essential in sake brewing. Although yeast is the general name for the microorganism that serves a vital role in producing alcoholic fermentation, the type of yeast typically used in sake brewing is sake yeast, which is cultured from a strain extracted from sake mash.

However, some breweries use flower yeast, a type of yeast that has been extracted from flowers. Flower yeasts are full of individuality, and each type of flower yeast has its own, clearly distinct flavor and aroma, such as the fruity and sharp profile of abelia, or the sophisticated fragrance and robust flavor of marigold that create a profile perfectly suited for warmed sake.

Awarded a Gold medal in the Junmai Daiginjo & Junmai Ginjo category at the Kura Master 2018.

Amabuki Shuzo co.,ltd

天吹(あまぶき)純米大吟醸 WHITE 佐賀県産 Amabuki Junmai Daiginjo White 720ml

Amabuki Junmai Daiginjo White is made by yeast from Mirabilis jalapa, also known as the four-o’clock plant or Marvel of Peru.


2018/8/7 (Tue)
19:00 – 21:00 (Doors open at 18:30)

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Hotel Grand Palace 2F DIAMOND

1 Chome-1-1 Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 102-0072

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“Tozai Line, Kudanshita Station Exit 7, 1min on foot
Hanzomon Line, Shinjuku Line, Kudanshita Station Exit 3a/b 3min on foot
JR Sobu Line, Yurakucho Line, Namboku Line, Oedo Subway Line, Iidabashi Station 7min on foot



Sit-down dinner with Traditional Japanese Cuisine Bento

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Day ticket


If your student, bring your students ID, you will get ¥2,000 back.


150 ppl

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For more information visit, 東京農大花酵母研究会


Summer Tasting at Nishibori Brewery Garden 2018

Founded in 1872, in Meiji era, Nishibori brewery has been brewing refined sake for more than 140 years in Oyama City, Tochigi Pref. The sake brewery is registered tangible cultural properties. You can feel the history while tasting sake.

You can taste delicious sake (more than 10 kinds) and limited sake, it’s all you can drink.

Original special appetizer bento included!
A memorial glass present etc,.

Mongaifushutsu Black Label

It is dry junmai ginjo sake with light taste and rich aroma.

西堀酒造 純米吟醸「門外不出」黒ラベル Mongaifushutsu Black Label 1800ml


2018/8/3 (Fri)
2018/8/4 (Sat)
2018/8/5 (Sun)
2018/8/24 (Fri)
2018/8/25 (Sat)
Each day 18: 00-20: 00 (opening 17: 30)

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Nishibori Shuzo

1452 Awanomiya, Oyama-shi, Tochigi-ken 329-0201

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10 minutes by taxi from JR Utsunomiya line “Oyama station” or “Mamada station”

A plan (Meet at Nishibori Shuzo): ¥3,800 (tax included)
B plan (Meet at JR Mamada Station West Exit 17: 00): ¥4,200 (tax included)

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8/3 (Fri) 18: 00 ~ 20: 00 (opening 17: 30)
8/4 (Sat) 18: 00 ~ 20: 00 (opening 17: 30)
8/5 (Sun) 18: 00 ~ 20: 00 (opening 17: 30)
8/24 (Fri) 18: 00 ~ 20: 00 (opening 17: 30)
8/25 (Sat) 18: 00 ~ 20: 00 (opening 17: 30)

Each day capacity is 36ppl.

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For more information visit, ひと夏の蔵ガーデン2018