“Taikan” & “Tsukasabotan” In-store tasting event @ Ikebukuro

You can taste Taikan, Taikan Shuzo Co., Ltd, from Yamanashi prefecture, and Tsukasabotan, Tsukasabotan Brewing from Kochi prefecture.

Taikan (Taikan Shuzo Co., Ltd,)

Founded in 1887. The name “Taikan” is derived from “crown” (pronounced “kan” in Japanese) which was worn by a newly promoted military officer in the hopes of achieving success in his career. Connoting success and promotion, the sake named “Taikan” has been known as a celebratory drink that fulfills one’s dreams.

The brewery pays close attention to ingredients, especially organically grown rice, mainly using top-grade Yamadanishiki rice produced in Hyogo Prefecture as well as rice grown in Yamanashi Prefecture. Using mother water mainly from the mountains of the southern Alps, sake is brewed with a dedicate exactness by hand.

With such a commitment to perfection, the brewery has won the gold prize 5 times and the silver prize 9 times at the Annual Japan Sake Awards, and has been accumulating prizes at the Tokyo Regional Sake Awards held by the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau for 30 years.

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太冠 吟醸純米 Taikan Ginjo Junmai 720ml

The exquisite balance of taste and nose. It is silky on your tongue. chilled sake

Best served, chilled between 10℃(50℉) and 5℃(41℉).
In Winter? It is good for cooling down your palate or as refreshment an accompaniment for bone-warming dishes.

Taikan Shuzo Co., Ltd, Home page


Tsukasabotan (Tsukasabotan Brewing)

Established in 1603. Tuskasabotan is one of a symbolic sake brands in Kochi. Sakamoto Ryoma is one of Japan’s favorite historical figures and was a central mover in efforts to overthrow the shogunate 150 years ago. It is said that he also enjoyed “Tsukasabotan”. Their sake is brewed with NIYODO River which is the miraculous clear stream Niyodo River boasts the highest water quality in all of Japan. The soft river water makes their sake taste good length even though Kochi sake is typically light and dry.

You can taste Tsukasabotan with traditional Japanese cuisine at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo 21st of September. ¥15,000

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司牡丹酒造 純米吟醸酒「美薫」Tsukasabotan Junmai Ginjo “Bikun” 720ml

Bikun indicates beautiful fragrance in Japanese Kanji. Same as the name, this sake has elegant and delicate ginjo aroma (fruity aroma). It presents vibrant soft tastes that smoothly on the palate. This well-balanced flavor will be accepted by everyone.

Tsukasabotan Brewing Home page



2018/8/16(Thu)~8/21(Tue) 10:00~20:00 Taikan

2018/8/16(Fri)~8/21(Tue) 10:00~20:00 Tsukasabotan

You cannot go? Check out ichibansake Event Calendar


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

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