“Koshi no Kanchubai” & “Ogosebairin” In-store tasting event @ Ikebukuro

You can taste Koshi no Kanchubai, Niigata Meijo from Niigata prefecture, and Ogosebairin, Sato shuzo from Saitama prefecture.

Koshi no Kanchubai (Niigata Meijo)

Niigata Meijo is located in Ojiya in the central region of Niigata Prefecture 150 miles north of Tokyo. A fertile valley for rice farming surrounded by snow-covered mountains in winter, the environment is ideal for sake production. The company’s brewery has produced sake and distributed other wholesale beverages for 70 years.

Niigata Meijo sake products have received major awards including the best sake award at the Kanto Regional Sake Appraisal and 13 consecutive gold medal awards at the National New Sake Appraisal. Its sake has a characteristic gorgeous-smooth-clean flavor profile with clear finish, and one of the products in a small cup package (180ml) received the Grand Prix award of Japan’s Cup sake in 2008.

Niigata Meijo Home page

Ogosebairin (Sato shuzo)

Sato shuzo was founded in 1844 in Ogose. Ogose (Ogose-machi) is a town located in Saitama Prefecture. The town has an estimated population of over 10,000 people. It is located near Chichibu mountain and surrounded by great nature. There is “Ogose Bairin”, which is one of the 3 Kanto best plum forest near the brewery. Behind the brewery site, there is the clear stream from the source of Kuroyama Santaki and it is used for brewing sake. Their motto is brewing “fullness and aftertaste is light” sake by hand crafted with traditional way.

In sake brewing, a Toji (master brewer) is the chief executive of production. Sato shuzo’s Toji is the first female toji in Saitama.

Sato shuzo Home page


2018/5/10 (Thu) – 16 (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

Enjoy Saitama sake 2018 in Tokyo

A young Saitama breweries gather in Shibuya! ! Limited sake and much more. Please enjoy lots of Saitama sake.

Present for you
Original sake cup (Ochoko)
2 Food tickets (¥500)
You can get them at the reception on the day.

Food is cash bar.

Anyone who is over 20 years old can participate.


2018/5/25 (Fri)
19:30~21:30 (Reception start from 19:00)

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1 Chome-23-16 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0002, Japan

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Tokyo Metro “Shibuya Station” 13th Exit (Front)
Walk for 4 minutes from Shibuya Station (JR Line/Tokyu Line/Keio Line) on Meiji-dori Avenue in the direction of Harajuku.

Ticket Link

Advance ticket ¥3,500

Day ticket ¥4,000

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For more information visit, 埼玉県酒造組合


The 5th Ogawamachi brewery hopping

Ogawa is located in central Saitama Prefecture. There are 3 historical breweries in Ogawamachi, you can do brewery tour and tasting with special event sake cup. There are plenty of food from local pop up shop. Free suttle bus link 3 brewries you can get on from Musashitsuru brewery (武蔵鶴酒造) 5min walk from Ogawa station.

Ogawamachi Station… (5 min. on foot)… Musashitsuru brewery ← (bus 3 min.) → Seiun brewery ← (bus 7 min.) → Matsuoka brewery

3 breweries

Musashitsuru brewery

Musashitsuru brewery is also award wining sake brewery. Hiki basin’s cold winter and fresh water brew rounded sake taste. This brewery’s special vegetables pickled in sake lees is very good reputation.

Seiun brewery

Seiun brewery established in 1902. About 70 to 80% of the ingredients of rice is from local, having adamant about own high polished rice and traditional style that small amount of handmade
in naturally low winter temperature.

Matsuoka brewery

Matsuoka brewery established in 1851. Their representative sake, Mikadomatsu is 8 years consecutive No.1 Gold Winner Sake Brewery of the National Sake Award Competition highest record holder in Saitama prefecture. Their sake is made from carefully selected Yamadanishiki rice, 130m under natural groundwater and long history of tradition and abundant skillful Toji (chief sake brewer).



2018/4/14 (Sat)
10:00 – 15:30

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Musashitsuru brewery (武蔵鶴酒造)

7-2 Shimofurutera, Ogawa, Hiki-gun, Saitama Prefecture 355-0326

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5 min walk from Ogawamachi Station


Purchase event sake cup (1,000yen)

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For more information visit, ちょこたび埼玉酒蔵めぐり