“Kakurei” & “Ryozeki” In-store tasting event @ Ikebukuro

You can taste Kakurei, AOKISHUZO The Sake Brewery Co., LTD. from Niigata prefecture, and Ryozeki, RYOZEKI CO.,LTD. from Akita prefecture.

Kakurei (AOKISHUZO The Sake Brewery Co., LTD. )

AOKI SHUZO, is located in Uonuma city, Niigata prefecture, known as one of the snowiest regions in Japan. Established since 1717, we have been brewing Sake continuously for over 300 years. Our signature brand KAKUREI, and other Sakes are produced by various benefits of the snow country, and skilled Echigo-Toji, the master brewers. While Niigata prefecture is famous for Tanrei-Karakuchi, the light, elegant and dry Sake style, we are aiming to create Tanrei-Umakuchi, remaining the pure umami of Sake-rice, handing down our original recipe to the next 100 years.

AOKI SHUZO’s KAKUREI is well accompanied with Uonuma cuisine, strongly flavored with salt and soy sauce for the local’s who works in earnest with sweat, and to preserve fish and vegetables during the long winter. KAKUREI, has sharp and delicate Niigata Sake characteristics, but at the same time we are aiming to bring out the best of the aftertaste of umami of the rice itself, which gives fresh and new taste every time you enjoy.

青木酒造 鶴齢 純米大吟醸 Aoki shuzo Kakurei Junmai-Daiginjo 720ml

KAKUREI Junmai-Daiginjo
Junmai-Dainginjo with 100% Niigata’s Koshi-Tanrei (rice). Flowery fruit-like aroma, with smoothness and gentle umami.

鶴齢 純米吟醸 KAKUREI Junmai-Ginjo 1800ml

Bringing out the best of rice itself, still light, soft, and fresh Junmai. Hints of aroma harmonizing with the gentle round umami.

AOKISHUZO The Sake Brewery Co., LTD. Home page


Ryozeki (RYOZEKI CO.,LTD.)

Established 1874 in Yuzawa. It is a city at the southeastern corner of Akita Prefecture, along the border with Yamagata and Miyagi. Yuzawa is one of the heaviest snowy areas in Akita. They created unique brew method by taking advantage of the cold climate.

They are produced by fermenting at low temperature spending a long time utilizeing the cold climate.This fermentation process suppress maximum tempareture of mash. Under these conditions, the action of the yeast and the process of dissolving the rice are retarded, reducing the acidity and resulting in sake with a highly fruity aroma and clean taste.

The unique low-temperature long-term brewing method brews out delicious aroma and smoother texture. Awarded gold in the Daiginjo section of the 2018 ‘Sake That Tastes Good in a Wine Glass’ awards.

RYOZEKI CO.,LTD. Home page


2018/7/19 (Thu) – 7/25(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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