“Shichiken” & “Sempuku” In-store tasting event @ Ikebukuro

You can taste Shichiken, Yamanashi meijo co. Ltd., from Yamanashi prefecture, and Sempuku, MIYAKEHONTEN Co., Ltd. from Hiroshima prefecture.

Shichiken (Yamanashi meijo co. Ltd.,)

Yamanashi meijo was founded in 1750. It is located in Hakushu, Yamanashi. Hakushu is northwest of Yamanashi and has a splendid view of the Southern Alps. It still remains of the original landscape of Japan used to be.

Making a long journey through the mountains in the Southern Alps, the clear underground water in Hakushu is soft, sharp in taste and contains the right amount of minerals. Because of this water, in Hakushu, there are not only Yamanashi meijo but also Suntory Hakushu Distillery for whiskey.

Emperor Meiji stayed overnight the Yamanashi meijo brewery site, a stately main building in 1880. The building is protection of cultural properties and you can view the historic wooden building still now with Japanese style garden.

The “Daigaharajuku” market opens on the third Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of October every year in the area of Yamanashi meijo.

Daigaharajuku is famous for its crafts and antiques. In just three days, over 400 years of history exist side by side, 50,000 people come to visit from in and out of Yamanashi. Not only to buy antiques and crafts, you can explore the history and culture of Yamanashi.

Yamanashi meijo co. Ltd., Home page

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Shichiken Junmai Ginjo 2 bottles set 清酒七賢純米・吟醸2本セット



Sempuku (MIYAKEHONTEN Co., Ltd.)

Miyakehonten, Co., Ltd., which is renowned for its sake brand Sempuku, is located in Kure, Hiroshima. The city used to be served as a Japanese navy base.

The company was established in 1856 under the name of Kawachiya, initially specializing in the production of mirin(sweet sake for cooking), shochu (Japanese distilled liquor), and shirozake (sweet white sake) products. In 1902, the company started in the sake brewing business.

Early in the Taisho period (1912 – 1926), Asama, a flagship of the training fleets of the then Japanese Imperial Navy, sailed for about 220 days, and it was loaded with the company’s Kuretsuru sake products. Although Asama crossed the equator several times during the long navigation, no deterioration in quality and taste was found in Kuretsuru sake. In recognition of its quality and hardiness, it received quality certification by the Asama. Subsequently, Sempuku products began to be delivered to all navy bases located across Japan, enabling the company to rapidly expand its sales channels throughout the country. By early in the Showa period (1926 – 1989), the company had developed into a leading sake brewer in the country.



Since its establishment, Miyakehonten Co., Ltd. has faithfully preserved its company philosophy of “Harmonious union and whole-hearted devotion” from generation to generation. Based on this philosophy, and with the spirit of wa (harmonization) as a basic concept, the company is determined to continue taking on new challenges, striving to bring about sen-no-fuku (Sempuku, meaning “one-thousand good fortunes”) to those who enjoy Sempuku sake.

MIYAKEHONTEN Co., Ltd. Home page

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Sempuku Momiji Ginjo 三宅本店 千福 もみじ吟醸 瓶 720ml [広島県]

Momiji are Japanese maple leaves that have long been a symbol of Hiroshima. Throughout Hiroshima’s history, they have appeared in traditional paintings and block prints, often depicted with Miyajima’s deer. They are especially popular to view when they look as if they are on fire, bursting with bold autumn gold, yellow and red colors. Sempuku Momiji Ginjo is brewed with Momiji yeast. Rice and water are from Hiroshima. Fruity aroma and smooth acidity taste.



2018/10/24 (Wed)~2018/10/30 (Tue) 10:00~20:00

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Seibu Ikebukuro B1F

〒171-0022 Tokyo, Toshima, Minamiikebukuro, 1 Chome−28−1

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Ikebukuro Station South Exit, Exit 38, Exit 36

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