“Taiheizan” & “Wakatsuru” In-store tasting event @ Ikebukuro

You can taste Taiheizan, KODAMA BREWING Co.,Ltd from Akita prefecture, and Wakatsuru, Wakatsuru Shuzo from Toyama prefecture.

Taiheizan (KODAMA BREWING Co.,Ltd)

Founded in 1879 in Japan’s northern Akita prefecture, the family owned Kodama Brewing Company first produced soy sauce and miso soy bean paste, basic condiments in Japanese cooking, before it began brewing sake in 1913. The centuries old, labor intensive Kimoto method is still used to brew Taiheizan’s pure rice super premium and premium sake. Our sake is being distributed to an increasingly wide international market that includes the USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore as well as Japan.

Taiheizan Chogetsu is awarded Platinum Medal in Junmai Daiginjo & Junmai Ginjo category in Kura Master 2018.
Taiheizan Junmai Daiginjo Tenko 20 is awarded Super Premium GOLD in SAKE COMPETITION 2018. This is Seimaibuai 20%. (80% of the sake rice has been polished or milled  away.) The lower the number, the more the rice has been polished, the cleaner and more elegant the flavor. High polishing is difficult to achieve, and it is time consuming, because of that more expensive.

You can buy in amazon Seimaibuai 40% Taiheizan Junmai Daiginjo Tenko.

小玉醸造 太平山 純米大吟醸 天巧 Taiheizan Junmai Daiginjo Tenko 720ml [秋田県]

KODAMA BREWING Co.,Ltd Home page

Wakatsuru (Wakatsuru Shuzo)

Toyama Prefecture is known for the delicious kan-buri amberjack and firefly squid of Toyama Bay, as well as for the Northern Alps, towering some 3,000 meters high. Located to the west, one finds the Tonami Plains and Sankyo-no-Sato village, naturally beautiful and the source of top-quality rice and the pure, clean water of the Shogawa River’s underground streams. It is here that you’ll find the Wakatsuru Sake Brewery, where the perfect ingredients for excellent sake are all to be found.

Since its founding in 1862, Wakatsuru Sake Brewery has been focused on simply making better sake, and continues to do so.

Wakatsuru Shuzo Home page


2018/7/5 (Thu) – 7/11(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

“Fukukomachi” & “Tatsuriki” In-store tasting event @ Ikebukuro

You can taste Fukukomachi, Kimura Brewery, from Akita prefecture and Tatsuriki, Honda shoten Co., Ltd. from Hyogo prefecture.

Fukukomachi (Kimura Brewery)

Akita, Japan, with its natural resources and climate, was the perfect home for rice agriculture, where the family of Shigenari Kimura, a retainer of feudal lord Hideyori Toyotomi, founded Kimura Brewery in 1615. With the stabilization of rice agriculture during the peaceful Edo period and the prosperity of the local Innai Silver Mine, Kimura Brewery flourished, and many other breweries followed in our footsteps. The arrival of the Ou Main Line by the East Japan Railway in 1905 allowed us to ship our sake beyond our prefecture. For 400 years, we have grown with the changes to our local community and continue to engage in the unique sake brewing which is rooted in our region.

Junmai Daiginjo Fukukomachi

Made with the premium sake rice, Yamadanishiki, which is polished to 40%. Enjoy the rich aroma and elegant flavor at a leisurely pace while the airy sweetness fills your mouth. With a combination of subtlety and noble presence of the finest, this is a beautifully balanced sake. We recommend it as a gift for special occasions. Serving temperature: suzu-hie (59F range).

Kimura Brewery Home page

Tatsuriki (Honda shoten Co., Ltd.)

Tatsuriki Kome no sasayaki Dai ginjo 龍力 米のささやき 大吟醸 720ml

Established 1688. The brewery, Honda shoten is commited to rice their belief based on “Rice Sake has rice taste”. Great quality Daiginjo which made from Japanese No.1 quality rice “Yamadanishiki”

The sake brewing conditions in this area are beyond perfect – the grounds are covered in a fine morning mist, and the soil used to grow the rice is rich in calcium and montmorillonite, and Honda Shoten will only do business with farmers who grow as organically and naturally as possible. The rice is dried naturally, making for high-quality brewing.

Boasts a very light nose of honeysuckle and musk melon, a light to medium body and a gorgeous true depth of flavor, and a clean cut finish.

Honda shoten Co., Ltd. Home page


2018/7/4 (Wed) – 7/10(Tue)

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Seibu Ikebukuro B1F

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

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Directly connect
Ikebukuro Station South Exit, Exit 38, Exit 36

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For more information visit, 今週の酒と肴

The 3rd Tokyo Local Sake Fair

You can enjoy sake in all nine breweries across Tokyo, – Ryogoku – Edo NOREN 1F “Tokyo Shouten”. It will be held for 6 days from 26th June to 1st July 2018.
In the last time held in March, 776 people attended for 5 days.

Event overview

The background of “Tokyo Local Sake Fair”
Tokyo as a metropolitan city, symbolized by skyscrapers and advanced technology and culture. In here, there are firmly breathing “the skill of the crafts handed down from generation to generation”, “powerful and beautiful rich nature” and “the culture of the Edo passed down quietly”. The fair will be held with the hope that the customer enjoys and compares the taste sake of traditional Tokyo sake brewery casually and gets to know about Tokyo local sake.

“Tokyo Local Sake Fair” highlights

Taste freely representative brands of 9 breweries sake in Tokyo from the automatic tasting machine which is Kanto area only one.
All you can drink 20 kinds of Junmai / Junmai Gijo!
You can drink 10 kinds of Daiginjo and draft beer 100 yen per one cup.
The bites of Tokyo special products from 200 yen. E.g. Okutama pickled wasabi and Kokugikan Yakitori (Grilled Chicken Skewers).
You can also buy items which your favourite sake and bites.
It is available to bring your own bites.
Special present: Tokyo Shouten original Ochoko (equivalent to 400 yen).


2018/6/26(Tue) – 7/1 (Sun) 11:00-22:00 (Last order 21:00)

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Tokyo Shouten 1F in Edo NOREN

1-3-20 Yokoami Sumida-ku Tokyo

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JR “Ryogoku” station, the location is directly connected to the station

Admission fee

¥1,500 per hour (excluding tax). Extension 30 minutes ¥500 (excluding tax).

Pay at the store counter on the day


Especially None (Please wait when it is full)

For more information visit, 東京商店 Instagram