“Yuki no bosha” & “Shichida” In-store tasting event @ Ikebukuro

You can taste Yuki no bosha, SAIYA SHUZOUTEN Co.,Ltd. from Akita prefecture, and Shichida, TENZAN SAKE BREWER COMPANY from Saga prefecture.


Yukinobosha (SAIYA SHUZOUTEN Co.,Ltd.)

Saiya Shuzo is located in Yurihonjo City, Akita prefecture, founded in 1902. It is multiple awarded brewery and top class sake in Akita.

Yurihonjo City is in the southwest of Akita Prefecture. It has a graceful mountain, Mt. Chokai, in the south, and, the western part of the city is on the Japan Sea. It is a city spreading out along Koyoshigawa, a class A river with headwaters coming out of Mt. Chokai. It is filtered down through the mountain. This is semi-soft water, which is very good for sake brewing.

Saiya Shuzo doesn’t allow high demand to speed up their production. The brewery has always put a strong focus on using their own in-house yeast and milling rice properly. Saiya Shuzo was the first brewery in Akita prefecture to culture its own yeast. By isolating and re-culturing the healthy and hardworking yeast out of moromi (fermenting mash) tanks, the master brewer has discovered a strain of yeast that can survive under a strenuous environment of low temperature and higher alcohol content as the fermentation progresses in the tank. The master brewer, Touichi Takahashi is keep researching sake yeast and touching sake koji, therefore his hands are still soft youthful skin.

Akita Pure rice Sake Bar Tokyo station ~秋田純米酒処~東京駅店
It may be hidden gem in a far corner of the second floor of Tokyo station’s building (near the Yaesu north exit). You can taste Akita sake and Akita food in Tokyo station.

2F, 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku.
Nearest station: Tokyo.

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Akita Pure rice Sake Bar~秋田純米酒処~東京駅店

Non-smoking establishment

SAIYA SHUZOUTEN Co.,Ltd. Home page

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Yuki no Bosha Junmai ginjo 雪の茅舎 純米吟醸 (秋田) 720ML 1本


Tenzan Sake Brewery is located in Ogi, Saga Prefecture, which is located in the northwestern part of the island of Kyushu. Just a 15 minute train ride from Saga City there is the more rural town of Ogi, getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and into the world of the real Japan.

Ogi is also famous for its stunning fireflies. Fireflies are one of the towns symbols and by night they come out in force to light the way for the residents of Ogi. The best place to view this stunning natural phenomenon, is at the site of another, Kiyomizu Waterfall. Although Kiyomizu River is only 2.5km long starting from spiritual Kiyomizu waterfall and flowing into Gion River, its sceneries and spiritual atmosphere attracts visitors.Northeast of the town, the waterfall tumbles through stunning trees bright green in summer, and vivid shades of golden, orange and red through autumn. Lanterns light the way to the waterfall along with the flight of the fireflies. You can enjoy the waterfall by taking the riverboat down from Yanagawa, and enjoy the peaceful scenery as you float.

The brewery is owned by the Shichida family and was established in 1875. The Gion River flowing in front of brewery is a clear stream that collects the Tenzan underground water and is one of the most famous spots for fireflies in Japan. The Tenzan stream underground water is the ideal water quality for sake making and as such we use the catchphrase “Great sake lies in the village of the water and fireflies.” In addition, the Meiji Kura, Taisho Kura and the Showa Kura are designated and registered as cultural assets of Japan.

Kura master 2018

Shichida Junmai is awarded Gold medal in Kura Master 2018 Junmai category.

Shichida junmai ginjo Omachi50 is awarded Platinum Medal in Kura Master 2018 Junmai Daiginjo & Junmai Ginjo category.


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Shichida Junmai Daiginjo 佐賀県 天山酒造 七田【しちだ】 純米大吟醸 720ml 火入れ

Shichida Junmai daiginjo is awarded Gold medal in Kura Master 2018 Junmai Daiginjo & Junmai Ginjo category.



2018/11/15 (Thu)~2018/11/21 (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

Ryogoku Edo NOREN Second Anniversary

“Ryogoku Edo NOREN” will cerebrate their second anniversary. You can see a Sumo performance. Some shop offer you limited time all-you-can-drink sake.

They will have an event where many amenities such as limited time offer menu items and original goods offering events for three days from 23rd to 25th of November.

A sumo comedian will be on the stage and have a talk show. Ex-sumo wrestlers will show sumo wrestling performance. It would be super intense!



2018/11/23(Fri) – 11/25 (Sun) 11:00-23:30

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Ryogoku Edo NOREN

1-3-20 Yokoami Sumida-ku Tokyo

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

7 minutes on foot from Toei Oedo Line Ryogoku Station

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For more information visit, -両国- 江戸NOREN

Aoyama Sake Flea vol.9

Taste more than 120 kinds of Japanese sake from over 30 brewers across Japan

The popular breweries will be opened in the Japanese sake market “Aoyama Sake Flea” from all over Japan, on November 17 (Sat) and 18 (Sun) in 2018, 2 days, at the United Nations University Farmers’ Market.

You can find 120 kinds of Japanese sake selection that as fresh as enjoy only at this time or is difficult to find in Kanto are, from nationwide 36 sake brewers. It is not only comparing the taste of different sake, you can also enjoy taste while listening to the concept of sake and the story behind the development of sake from the brewery.

You can purchase Drinking tickets from 2 coin tasting tickets at the venue. Original Ochoko (sake cup) is also a set. If you want to enjoy various tastes of sake, you can buy 30 coins, 40 coins advance tickets. 1 cup of sake is from 1 coin. There are some special sake which is more than 2 coins you need.

There is also some food suitable for sake. It is not only Japanese cuisine such as Yakitori (grilled chicken skewers), Gyu-Nikomi(Beef stew in Japanese style), but also western cuisine such as pizza are available. DJ live, Rakugo (traditional Japanese art of storytelling) and more!



2018/11/17 (sat) – 11/18 (sun)



United Nations University Farmers’ Market

5-53-70 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Tokyo


Omotesando Station (Chiyoda, Ginza, Hanzomon lines), exit B2; 3 min on foot

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Advance ticket is on sale. Only 100 set! E-ticket

“Nonbei” set (for heavy drinkers) 30 coins and 2 Ochoko (6,000 yen)

“Sokonashi no Shugo” set (for bottomless heavy drinkers) 40 coins and 2 Ochoko (7,500 yen)

It is available share with your friend or family!  Coins are available during this 2 days!

※ 2% ticketing service fee will be charged.

At the venue ticket

“Starter” set 2,000 yen 8 coins and  1 Ochoko

“Nonbei” set (for heavy drinkers) 4,000 yen 20 coins and 1 Ochoko

“Choinomi” set (sip of sake) 1,000yen 2 coins and 1 Ochoko

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For more information visit, http://farmersmarkets.jp/sakeflea9/