“Kaganoi” & “Hakuryu” In-store tasting event @ Ikebukuro

You can taste Kaganoi, Kaganoi Shuzo from Niigata prefecture, and Hakuryu, Yoshida Shuzo from Fukui prefecture.

Kaganoi (Kaganoi Shuzo)

It was the day close to the end of a year, December 22, 2016 before noon, the fire broke up at the Itoigawa shopping street. Although it seemed to be extinguished soon, it was a built‐up area where firefighting is difficult and a strong wind, and flying sparks spread further quickly. It took 30 hours until the fire was extinguished compleately, eventually 147 buildings and shops were damaged by the fire.

Kaganoi Shuzo was also was reduced to ashes in the huge fire. It was the oldest sake brewery which also boasts a history of more than 360 years in Niigata. They continued operations for a while at another facility in Toyama Prefecture, the Ginban brewery.

Kaganoi Shuzo reopened new brewery in the original site 2018 March.


Kaganoi Shuzo Home page


Hakuryu (Yoshida Shuzo)

Founded in 1806. Yoshida Shuzo is located in Eiheiji, Fukui. The town is named for the famous temple of Eihei-ji. Eiheiji is located in the midstream of Kuzuryu River, the source of which is the sacred Mt. Haku. Known as a town of a crystal clear river, Eiheiji welcomes many fishermen who are after Ayu or sweetfish and Masu salmon. As Eiheiji is in the central part of the Fukui plain, it is also known as a fertile rice-producing area. The clear water, fertile rice-growing environment, and cold, harsh winter distinctive to the Hokuriku region. With a suitable environment for sake brewing, Eiheiji has long been known as one of the best sake-producing regions in the prefecture.

Eihei-ji is a large temple complex and active monastery standing on a cedar covered slope in the mountains. It was founded by Dogen Zenji about 770 years ago. Even now, about 200 trainee monks undergo ascetic training, mainly practicing seated meditation and reading the sutras. Visitors can tour the temple for a day or stay there overnight as Eihei-ji provides lodging, including two meals and the chance for Zazen meditation and the reading of Buddhist scripture.

After feeling the spirit of Zen in Eihei-ji, why not you can indulge yourself in tasting Fukui sake?

Yoshida Shuzo Hakuryu Tasting set 300ml × 5 bottles 日本酒 ギフト 純米 飲み比べセット 辛口 300ml×5本 純米大吟醸 吉田酒造 白龍


Yoshida Shuzo Home page


2018/8/30 (Thu) – 9/5(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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