You can taste Ippongi • Denshin, Ippongi Kubohonten Co.,LTD from Fukui prefecture, and Amabuki, AMABUKI SHUZO CO., LTD. from Saga prefecture.
Ippongi • Denshin (Ippongi Kubohonten Co.,LTD)
Ippongi Kubohonten is founded in 1902. It is located in Katsuyama city, Fukui, in the Hokuriku region of Japan. Katsuyama is in the northeastern corner of Fukui Prefecture, a region blessed with abundant natural beauty. Surrounded by soaring mountains over 1,000m high, the city is located in a valley basin carved out by the Kuzuryu River, the largest river in Fukui.
Since the beginning of the 20th century the main industry in Katsuyama has been textile production, and the agriculture and forestry sectors are particularly active as well. Special foods from Katsuyama include rice, melons, mizuna (potherb mustard), taro potatoes, and soba noodles with grated radish. Katsuyama boasts a wonderful natural environment and many cultural assets, and it also takes pride in being ranked as the 9th cleanest city in the world by Forbes Magazine in 2007. Furthermore, in recognition of the numerous dinosaur fossils found and the unique geological features of the area, Katsuyama became a Japan Geopark in 2009.
Echizen Katsuyama Castle is the tallest castle in Japan. The castle (with a 700 year history, but rebuilt of concrete in 1989) includes a museum with artifacts from the surrounding district. It’s a beautiful castle from a distance, but what really grabs your attention are the great views. From the 6th floor observation deck, you can get a full view of Katsuyama City and the surrounding Haku mountain range.
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Ippongi Denshin Yuki junmai ginjo 一本義久保本店（福井）一本義（いっぽんぎ） 伝心 雪 純米吟醸 720ml
Amabuki (AMABUKI SHUZO CO., LTD.)
Amabuki Shuzo is in Miyaki, Saga. Miyaki is located in the eastern part of Saga Prefecture, about 20 km (12 mi) east of Saga City and about 30 km (19 mi) south of Fukuoka. It borders Fukuoka Prefecture on the north and south. Mt. Amabuki is located in the northeast of their brewery. For its magnificent appearance, they were named after the mountain.
Amabuki Shuzo has been more than 300 years since the sake brewery had been established and the present head of the company is now 11th generation. The main building, cellar and the other surroundings are registered as national tangible cultural properties and Saga heritage.
They dedicate ourselves to making sake only with yeast cultivated off the most beautiful flowers. This gives our sakes a unique taste in the vast world of sakes.
Their sake rice is grown in pesticide free paddy using a unique method. Ducks live in and among the rice doing a great job and eating weeds and insects and keeping our paddies free of pests. In addition, their webbed feet bring oxygen to the roots of the rice making for strong growth and beautiful sake rice.
In the northern part of Miyaki, there is a sunflower garden. Hundred thousand sunflowers bloom between mid-October and mid-November. The sunflowers are planted on the terraced fields by local people. The large sunflowers that are bright yellow in autumn have a slightly different look from those seen in summer. Creating a great contrast of color with the autumn blue sky and the red colored leaves of Japanese wax trees in the background, they make a wonderful scenic spot. Especially on weekends, the area attracts a lot of photographers and tourists seeking to enjoy and take the photos of the picturesque scenery.
Sunflowers in the Yamada area located in the northern part of Miyaki Town come into bloom sometime between mid-October and mid-November. The sunflowers are planted on the terraced fields by a group of the locals. The large sunflowers that are bright yellow in autumn have a slightly different look from those seen in summer. Creating a great contrast of color with the autumn blue sky and the red colored leaves of Japanese wax trees in the background, they make a wonderful scenic spot. Especially on weekends, the area attracts a lot of photographers and tourists seeking to enjoy and take the photos of the picturesque scenery.
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Aiyama, rare sake rice grown in Hyogo Prefecture, is elaborately polished to 40% of its original size, fermented using the yeast of Abelia and brewed into this distinctive Daiginjo.
On opening the cap, flamboyant sweet aroma spreads. Its rich flavor bursting on the palate and characteristic sharp aftertaste harmonize perfectly.
DATE AND TIME
2018/10/17 (Wed)～2018/10/23 (Tue) 10:00～20:00
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Seibu Ikebukuro B1F
〒171-0022 Tokyo, Toshima, Minamiikebukuro, 1 Chome−28−1
Ikebukuro Station South Exit, Exit 38, Exit 36
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