“Dassai” In-store tasting event @ Ikebukuro

You can taste Dassai, ASAHISHUZO co.,ltd. from Yamaguchi prefecture.

Dassai (ASAHISHUZO co.,ltd.)

Thirty minutes by car from Iwakuni City, deep in the mountains of Yamaguchi Prefecture, is the home of Dassai, a top-quality sake that has been highly acclaimed both at home and abroad.

The Nishiki River runs through Iwakuni City, and it is a place where you can find delicious sake thanks to the flourishing brewery industry. There are five breweries in Iwakuni, it is evidence that Iwakuni has good water for Sake. World wide famous Dassai is followed by Gangi, Gokyo, Kinkankuromatsu, Kinsuzume. These are the Sake to drink for any true Sake lover!

The city’s main attraction is the Kintai-bashi Bridge, one of the three finest bridges in Japan. You can take a boat from there and they offer you variety of Bento box menu. Of course you can order Iwakuni 5 breweries’s Sake on the boat.

In spring, the cherry blossom trees along the river banks in full bloom. You can enjoy their beauty in the day and also at night when the trees are lit up. In the summer, cormorant fishing and fireworks are held, in autumn you can enjoy the autumn foliage. You can enjoy an impressive and spectacular view from cruise boats.

On the other hand, the Nishikigawa Seiryu Line (錦川清流線 Nishikigawa Seiryu-sen, “Nishiki River Limpid Stream Line”) is a Japanese railway line connecting Kawanishi and Nishikicho stations, all within Iwakuni, Yamaguchi. As the name suggests, the line parallels the Nishiki River (Nishiki-gawa).

Occasionally, they have tasting event in the train. They operate sake tasting Train. You can enjoy a special time while looking at scenery full of nature from the train window.

ASAHISHUZO co.,ltd. Home page

Nishiki river cruise Kintaibashi : http://ukai.iwakuni-city.net Tel: 81-827-28-2877

Nishikigawa Seiryu Line: http://nishikigawa.com/index.php Tel: 81-827-72-2002


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Dassai tasting set 180ml×3 bottles 獺祭(だっさい) おためしセット 180ml×3本




2018/11/01 (Thu)~2018/11/07 (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

“Rihaku” & “Fukuju” In-store tasting event @ Ikebukuro

You can taste Rihaku, Rihaku Shuzo from Shimane prefecture, and Fukuju, KOBE SHU-SHIN-KAN BREWERIES,LTD from Hyogo prefecture.

Rihaku (Rihaku Shuzo)

Shimane is part of the Chugoku Region, along with four other prefectures (Tottori, Okayama, Hiroshima, and Yamaguchi).

Shimane can be considered to be the birthplace of sake for its long and important history, which dates back to the time of mythology. Myths and records remain to tell us the deep connections between Shimane and sake. For example, Saka Shrine in the Izumo region enshrines a deity of sake brewery. The annual gathering of all of the deities of Japan so that they may hold meetings in Izumo is a widely known part of the folklore. After the meetings, most of the deities went back to their enshrined places, but some deities found sake so delicious that they stayed there and enjoyed sake for another six months. The place where they stayed and drank sake is believed to be the origin of Saka Shrine. The shrine is one of the very rare shrines where is allowed to brewer sake. In October, one month ahead to the brewing season, an important ritual takes place at Saka Shrine and people related to sake brewery pay a visit hoping they can make good sake for the upcoming season.

Rihaku Shuzo was founded in 1882 in Matsue City in Shimane, although it was not until 1928 that we adopted the name Rihaku. Rihaku was a famous poet in China, and is also known in English as Li Po. He is as important in Chinese literary history as Shakespeare is to people in Britain. Rihaku lived from 701 to 762, and was heavy drinker. He was a kind, open-minded, wandering poet that was famous for drinking a lot before writing. He was known to have said, “I drink a bottle, and can write 100 poems.” They make use of Rihaku’s poems and phrases in their brochures and on their labels, and quote him often. Several of their sakes are named with phrases from the great poet’s words.

Rihaku Shuzo Home page

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Rihaku Wandering Poet Junmai Ginjo Chotokusen【純米吟醸】【島根】李白 純米吟醸 超特選 720ml




One of the most renowned sake brewery areas in Japan,”Nadagogo.” The Fukuju brewery is located in there. Founded in 1751.

Considered one of Japan’s best sake-brewing areas, this coastal cluster of towns located around 12 kilometers from Kobe City and Nishinomiya City includes Nishigo, Mikagego, and Uosakigo. It is said that breweries began producing sake around 1330.

You can take a walk through the heart of the brewing area down Sake Brewery Street, which is home to many independent museums that shed light on the sake production process. Fukuju brewery offers tours and samples of their wares.

Recommended Route

Hanshin Uozaki Station → (Walk 10 min) → Kiku-Masamune Sake Brewery Museum → (Walk 10 min) → Hakutsuru Sake Brewery Museum → (Walk 15 min) → KOBE SHU-SHIN-KAN BREWERIES,LTD → (Walk 20 min) → Sawanotsuru Museum

The best sake rice and source water are brewed carefully. Because of the high quality sake from Nada was already famous during the shogun period. The water is rich in minerals and generates a clear and powerful sake profile. Therefore sake from Nada is called “Otoko-sake (men’s sake)”.

FUKUJU Chotokusen Daigin is awarded SAKE COMPETITION 2018 Ginjo GOLD. Fukuju Junmai Ginjo was served at the dinner and reception for the Japanese scientist who won the Nobel Prize in 2012. Since then it has become ultra popular in Japan and you cannot find it on the shelves anywhere.


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Fukuju Junmai Ginjo 神戸酒心館 福寿 純米吟醸 化粧箱入り 720ml [兵庫県]



2018/10/31 (Wed)~2018/11/06 (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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Directly connect
Ikebukuro Station South Exit, Exit 38, Exit 36

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For more information visit, 今週の酒と肴

Closing out Party Meishu center sake shop Hamamatsucho

3 hours All you can drink including Daiginjo

You can about 100 kinds of sake and Sushi! Only 30 guests. Meishu center sake shop Hamamatsucho is going to relocate to new location near the original place. They will have closing out shop party, please drink a lot and make empty out their sake fridge. Application deadline is 31st of October.



17:00 – 20:00 (L.O 19:30)

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Meishu center sake shop Hamamatsucho

2-3-29 Hamamatsucho Minato Tokyo

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2 minutes on foot from “Daimon” Station
2 minutes on foot from “Hamamatsucho” Station



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For more information visit, 名酒センター 浜松町本店