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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Shichida (TENZAN SAKE BREWER COMPANY )
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.
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 is awarded Gold medal in Kura Master 2018 Junmai Daiginjo & Junmai Ginjo category.
DATE AND TIME
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
Directly connected to “Ikebukuro station”
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