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Shizuoka Sake Tasting 12/4: Haginishiki Brewery

January 20, 2009


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Haginishiki Brewery in Shizuoka City is one of those breweries who “keep quiet” and still manage to produce high-quality brews that regularly wins national accolades.
This particular was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2008 National Sake Tasting Competition!

Haginishiki Brewery: Daiginjo Genshu (no water added)

Rice: Yamada Nishiki 100%
Rice milled down to 40%
Dryness: +5
Acidity: 1.3
Alcohol: 17~18 degrees
Bottled in December 2008
Limited edition

Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Almost transparent
Aroma: Sweetish. Fruity: bananas, licorice with a faint persimmon back note.
Body: Velvety
Taste: Well-rounded. Nice alcohol back-up. Shortish tail. Complex
Fruity: bananas, licorice, oranges.
Pleasantly warms up back of the mouth with memories of coffee beans and bitter chocolate.
Holds well with food.
Drunk as “nurukan/about 40 degrees Celsius”, it is surprisingly faithful and pleasant with oranges making an appearance.

Overall: Very gentle and elegant for such a powerful sake.
For true strong sake lovers!
Great with food or on its own.
Reveals new facets when lightly warmed.
Another discovery!

Must-see tasting websites:
-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

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Shizuoka Sake Tasting 16/8: Sugii Brewery

January 20, 2009


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Sugii Brewery in Fujieda City has a habit of producing all kinds of “limited brews” every year that officionados are competing to buy within a day or two just after it has been put out!
This particular brand has just been bottled directly form a wooden cask (instead of the usual metal vats).

Sugii Brewery: Junmai Taru (wooden cask) Sake/2009 Special brew
Rice milled down to 60%
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Bottled in December 2008

Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Transparent
Aroma: Soft and fruity, well-rounded, junmai characteristics. Banana, almonds
Body: Velvety~fluid
Taste: Dry attack. Well-rounded. Complex. Shortish tail.
Ends with welcome acidity and more bananas.
Junmai tingle getting stronger with food.

Overall: Elegant, almost discreet, and complex although fleting.
Great with food of any kind.
Varies very little with food.

Must-see tasting websites:
-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Shizuoka Sake Tasting 14/7: Shidaizumi Brewery

January 20, 2009


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As I said before, Shidaizumi Brewery in Fujieda City is blessed with the water from Setogawa River, which, for all its limited size, is considered as the provider for the best river underground water in Shizuoka Prefecture.
This brew is the annual “Kura Dashi Ichiban/First Brew of the Year” (that is starting from winter 2008/2009)

Shidaizumi Brewery: Kura Dashi Ichiban, Honjozo, Nama (unpasteurized), Genshu (no water added)

Rice: Yamada Nishiki (Hyogo Prefecture), 93%, Gohyakumangoku, 7%
Rice milled down to 60%
Yeast: Shizuoka Yeast New-5
Dryness: +6
Acidity: 1.4
Alcohol: 18~19 degrees
Bottled in December 2008

Clarity: very clear
Colour: Almost transparent
Aroma: fruity, banana, vanilla, alcohol
Body: Velvety
Taste: Strong attack backed by powerful alcohol.
Warms up back of the mouth and throat.
Shortish tail.
Complex, fruity. Banana, vanilla, mandarines.
Gentler on second sip, especially with food.

Overall: Typical Honjozo from Shidaizumi Brewery. At 60% millage, simply extravagant!
Splendid and so reliable with food, especially of the heavy variety.
More complex than expected, although such a fine millage should warrant for elegance in spite of high alcohol contents.

Must-see tasting websites:
-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Shizuoka Sake Tasting 14/6: Shidaizumi Brewery

December 29, 2008


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Shidaizumi Brewery in Fujieda City is blessed with the water from Setogawa River, which, for all its limited size, is considered as the provider for the best river underground water in Shizuoka Prefecture.
One just has to go and admire the incredibly limpid water where I even saw kingfishers plunging into last time I interviewed the brewery!
Here is

Shidaizumi Brewery: H18BY (2006) Tokubetsu Honjozo Nama (unpastuerized) Genshu (Alcohol added, but no pure water added to lower alcohol level)

Rice: 100% Gohyakumangoku from Toyama Prefecture)
Rice milled down to 50% (absolutely extravagant!)
Yeast: Shizuoka Yeast New-5
Alcohol: 18~19 degrees
White lees: 45.5%
Dryness: +4.5
Acidity: 1.3 (low)
Brewed in 2006, bottled on September 15th, 2009

Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Light golden tinge
Aroma: Fruity, pleasant and sweetish: Banana, vanilla
Body: Fluid
Taste: Strong attack with sharp but pleasant “nama” tingle. Warms up back of the mouth. Shortish tail. Complex.
Fruity: licorice, almonds, vanilla, coffee beans, bitter chocolate. Mikan/mandarines making a late entrance.
Varies little with food.
Almonds re-appearing later back up by “nama” tingle before ending up with a dry finish.

Overall: Powerful well-rounded sake fit and designed for food. Very “masculine”, but will be appreciated by any gender!
Absolutely extravagant for a honjozo when you consider the national average of rice millage at 70%!

Must-see tasting websites:
-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Shizuoka Sake Tasting 1/8: Morimoto Brewery

December 24, 2008


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In this maverick sake brewing prefecture you are bound to repeat the same comment for about almost all its brewers, but Hidetoshi Morimoto in Kikuagawa City is considered THE maverick by his own peers!
Whereas blending is fairly common as far as cheap mass-produced sake, premium sake blending is almost unheard of. Well, Mr. Morimoto, both to satisfy a special request from his fans and his own thirst for improvisation blended some of his premium sake brews for a mere total of 120, making it already a rarity of the past. I got hold of one through pure luck and I can hear Melinda and Etsuko moaning! LOL.
Jen might come up with the comment that they blend the best Champagne, so why not sake. I would be tempted to agree to the point I have often called sake brewed in Shizuoka the Sake of Japan (I’m asking for trouble!)

Morimoto Brewery: IKIOI
Rice of all blended sake milled down to 55%. Qualifies for Ginjo, although knowing Hidetoshi Morimoto, he would say, “bah, just a honjozo by miles!”
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Blended in Autumn 2008

Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Golden tinge
Aroma: Elegant, complex, fruity: banana, vanilla
Body: Velvety

Taste: Strong attack backed by pleasant alcohol. Dry. Complex.
Fruity: bananas, coffee beans, almonds with a dry finish.
Turns drier with food with memories of almonds, bitter chocolate, vanilla and licorice

Overall: A typical sake from Morimoto Brewery: unusual, elegant, impertinent, uncompromising!
Sublime with food. Would make for an extravagant aperitif or digestif with any food!

Shizuoka Sake Tasting 10/7: Takashima Brewery

December 19, 2008


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Kazutaka Takashima is a maverick masterbrewer and owner in a maverick sake-brewering Prefecture. Aged only 31, he took over his father’s brewery 3 years ago, hired a new brewmaster from Iwate Prefecture (Nanbu School) and finally started brewing his own sake this year. Built like a barrel (he holds a fifth dan in judo!), he is nevertheless a very affable if passionate brewer.
When I interviewed him last year, he confided me he was planning to create sake exclusively from Shizuoka Prefecture ingredients. The fact that his brewery stands at the foot of Mount Fuji in Numazu City within convenient distance of Suntoh Gun will explain why he held his promise as you will discover in the following posting.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce my new tasting friend, Jen from Boston, to the “World Sake Blogging Club” represented by Melinda, Etsuko and Tim!

Takashima Brewery: Hakuin Masamune Junmai (no alcohol added), Nama (unpasteurized) Genshu (unaltered), Sunto gun Yamadanishiki Rice

Rice: Shizuoka Yamada Nishiki strain grown in Suntoh Gun
Rice milled down to 65%
Yeast: Shizuoka Yeast NEW-5
Water: from own well dug at the foot of Mount Fuji
Alcohol: 16~17 degrees
Dryness: +5
Acidity: 1.7
Bottled: December 2008

Clarity: Very clear.
Colour: Light golden tinge.
Aroma: Pleasing and very fruity: bananas, vanilla.
Body: Velvety
Taste: Strong alcohol attack backed up by junmai tingle.
Shortish tail. Warms up back of the palate and throat.
Complex and fruity: bananas, vanilla, almonds. Coffee beans appearing with second sip.
Turns dry with food with bitter chocolate and almonds coming out.
Makes a somewhat sweet exit.

Overall: A surprisingly elegant for such a strong sake.
Sublime with food.
Always entices for another cup.
Another discovery!

Shizuoka Sake Tasting 13/8: Hana no Mai Brewery

December 13, 2008


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It’ s been some time since I tasted a new brew from Hana no Mai Brewery in Hamamatsu city, but since they have come up with their first-ever Yamahai, I could not defer any longer!

Hana no Mai Brewery: Yamahai Shikomi (Honjozo)

Rice: Shizuoka Yamada Nishiki 100%
Rice milled down to 65%
Yeast: Shizuoka Yeast
Bottled in November 2008

Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Transparent
Aroma: Light and elusive. Vanilla, pineapple
Body: Velvety~fluid
Taste: Complex and dry attack. Short tail. Fruity: coffee beans, melon, vanilla, almonds.
Tend to sweeten a bit with late bitter chocolate.

Overall: Although the brewery advises to drink it “atsukan/warm”, does very well at room temperature, especially with food.
Definitely elegant for a Yamahai. Typical of Hana no Mai Brewery’s gentle brews

Shizuoka Sake Tasting 6~12: Oomuraya/Wakatake Brewery

December 11, 2008


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My fellow sake bloggers, especially Timothy in New york will interested by this brew we actually tasted at Oomuraya Brewery in Shimada City last October! The name “Jiro” is that of the fifth-generation Master brewer!

Oomuraya/Wakatake Brewery:
Junmai Ginjo Nama Genshu “Jiro” (unpasteurized and unaltered)
Rice: Gohyakumangoku 100%
Rice milled down to 55%
Yeast: Shizuoka Yeast
Dryness: +2~+4
Acidity: 1.4~1.6
Alcohol: 16~17 degrees
Bottled in November 2008

Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Light golden tinge
Aroma: Dry, fruity, bananas, spicy
Body: Fluid~velvety
Taste: Strong attack emphasized by the nama and junmai characters. Short tail. Complex. Nice alcohol.
Fruity: bananas, coffee beans, mandarines.
Dry and spicy.
Disappears with pleasant acidity and hints of bananas and bitter chocolate. Memories of sherry wine.

Overall: Very easy to drink despite its nama genshu nature.
A sake devised to stand up and accompany/complement food.
Reveals new facets late regardless whether it is drunk on its own or with food.

Shizuoka Sake Tasting 8/11: Sogatsuru-Hagi No Kura Brewery

December 6, 2008


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This is third consecutive tasting of an Autumnal brew by Sogatsuru-Hagi no Kura Brewery in Kakegawa City. I hope Melinda will take note! LOL.

Sogatsuru-Hagi no Kura Brewery: Shurara Junmai Ginjo

Rice milled down to 55%
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Bottled in October 2008

Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Light golden tinge
Aroma: Fruity: banana, vanilla, hints of almonds
Body: Velvety
Taste: Sweetish attack. Shortish tail. Complex.
Fruity: banana, vanilla, almonds, bitter choclate.
Finish with beautiful acidity with hints of lemon.
Turns sweetish with a short tail again with food (amino acids?)

Overall: Another typical Shizuoka sake.
Great with food of any kind.
Complex sake with quickly changing character

Shizuoka Sake Tasting 8/10: Sogatsuru-Hagi No Kura Brewery

December 4, 2008


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I still have a couple of new Autumn brews by Sogatsuru-Hagi no Kura Brewery in Kakegawa City to enjoy before I start looking around, and here is the firs one (actually, Melinda is also tatsing it, so we’ll be able to compare notes!):

Sogatsuru-hagi No Kura Brewery: Tokubetsu Junmai “Shurara”
Rice milled down to 55%
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees

Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Very light golden tinge
Aroma: Pleasant, fruity, bananas, vanilla
Body: Velvety
Taste: Shortish tail. Smooth attack backed by junmai tingle. Complex. Warms up back of the mouth.
Fruity: bananas, vanilla, hints of melon.
Pleasant with a dry finish accompanied by coffee beans.

Overall: Typical Shizuoka Sake.
Fruity, smooth, elegant. Drinks so easily.
A sake fit both for tasting and with food.

Shizuoka Sake Tasting 8/9: Sogatsuru-Hagi No Kura Brewery

November 19, 2008


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Sogatsuru-Hagi No Kura Brewery, located in Kakegawa City, which rose again like the legendary Phoenix is steadily growing in stature and fame as their new brews amply prove!

Sogatsuru-Hagi No Kura Brewery: Tenkoo Junmai Genshu

Rice milled down to 60%
Dryness: +3
Acidity: 1.3
Yeast: Shizuoka yeast
Alcohol: 16~17 degrees
Bottled in October 2008

Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Light Golden Tinge
Body: Velvety
Aroma: Discreet. Fruity: pear, coconuts.
Taste: Short tail. Sweetish attack with dry finish. Nice alcohol. Fruity: Coconuts milk, banana, coffee beans, bitter chocolate, vanilla. Very complex.
Turns drier with food.

Comments: A very solid sake revealing multiple facets backed by a dry acid finish.
Probably best enjoyed with solid izakaya food.
Unusual sake for Shizuoka!

Shizuoka Sake Tasting 11/10: Hatsukame Brewery

November 12, 2008


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I’ve always entertained a special love for Hatsukame Brewery’s creations and quaint retro labels.
They have the healthy habit of regularly coming up with new experiments, proving their courage in these gloomy economic times!
Incidentally, the Brewery will have to change its address soon as Okabe Cho will become part of Fujieda City soon!

Hatsukame Brewery: Junmai Ginjo Kamemaru

Rice: Hyakumagoku 100%
Rice milled down to 50%
Dryness:0
Acidity: 1.5
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Bottled in October 2008

Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Light golden tinge
Aroma: Fruity, liquorice, gum jelly
Body: Velvety
Taste: Short tail. Smooth attack. Fruity. Complex. Sweetish. Liquorice, coffee beans, bitter chocolate.
Turns drier later with almonds, bananas and coffee beans making an appearance.

Overall: Complex sake fit for both drinking on its own and enjoying it with food.
A lot of character. Typical of this brewery.
Dry in spite of the indicated 0 dryness.
Very enjoyable. Great sake to explore!
Lovely retro label!

Shizuoka Sake Tasting 18/10: Hamamatsu-Tenjingura Brewery

November 10, 2008


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That particular posting should interest the Good Beer and Country Boys who have recenly visited this Brewery!
This is the second brew of the very limited Ten=Teki Series, an extravagant Junmai Yamahai!
Note that this is the first Yamahai concocted by this Brewery!

Hamamatsu-Tejingura Brewery: Ten=Teki Junmai Yamahai
Rice: Yamada Nishiki 100%
Rice milled down to 50% (absolutely extravagant!)
Dryness: -13
Acidity: 3.1 (very high for Shizuoka!)
Yeast: No9 & Shizuoka NEW-5
Production 1,000 bottles
Bottled in October 2008

Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Transparent
Aroma: Fruity and dry, green apples, coffee beans, vanilla, oranges.
Body: Velvety
Taste: Shortish tail. Fruity and velvety attack. Complex. Green apples. Turns dry in mouth with a nice acid finish. Persimmons, oranges, bananas and apricots made an appearance with second sip.
Turns dry with food.

Overall: A very solid sake showing multiple facets backed by a dry acid finish in spite of very sweet figures.
Probably best enjoyed with heavy food.
Unusual sake for Shizuoka!

Shizuoka Sake Tasting 18/9: Hamamatsu-Tenjingura Brewery

November 4, 2008


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Hamamatsu-Tenjingura Brewery in Hamamatsu City has come up with a great end-of-the-year present: Koshu/Old sake!

Hamamatsu-Tenjingura Brewery: Ten-Teki Koshu (futsushu)

Originally brewed in 1997 and bottled in September 2008 (11 years old!)
Rice: Yamada Nishiki, 40%, Gohyakumangoku, 60%
Rice milled down to 60%(even so it is declared as a futsushu!)
Dryness: -36
Acidity: 1.8
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Yeast: No 9
Production limited to 500 (500 ml)

Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Rich golden hue
Aroma: Rich, strong, port wine, fruity, persimmons, almonds
Body: Velvety
Taste: Rich and sweet at first. Slightly syrupy. Very fruity: almonds, apricots, persimmons and mandarines.
Finishes with a faint acid note.
Rich balance between sweetness and acidity appearing with food.

Overall: A very original sake!
Rare sweetness for Shizuoka.
Chilled, it drinks as a great aperitif.
At room temperature, eases down a rich port.
A discovery!

Shizuoka Sake Tasting 3/5: Doi Brewery/Kaiun

October 6, 2008


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We are in October and it becomes a rush to taste all these Hiyaoroshi!

Doi Brewery: Kaiun Junmai Hiyaoroshi
Rice: yamada Nishiki
Rice milled down to: 55% (extravagant!)
Alcohol: 16~17 degrees (genshu)

Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Light golden tinge
Aroma: Discreet. Banana
Body: Velvety
Taste: Complex. Shortish tail. Fruity and dry. Banana, coffee beans.
Turns drier very quickly, especially with food.
Vanilla and almonds appearing later.
Junmai tingle.
Bitter chocolate appearing later with more food.

Overall: “Shizuoka Type Sake. Multi-faceted.
Well suited for food.
Drinks very quickly. Tends to show a fleeting character.
Extravagant millage at 55%.
Poured a cup inside a “kegani/spider crab” shell with its “miso/brain”. Sublime!

Shizuoka Sake Tasting 10/6: Takashima Brewery-Hakuin Masamune

October 2, 2008


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I had been impatiently waiting for a “hiyaoroshi” (sake pasteurized only once) from my my very special favorite Brewery, Takashima Brewery in Numazu City. Well, I had even greater luck this time as this also a “Yamahai”!

Takashima Brewery: Hakuin Masamune Yamahai junmai Hiyaoroshi 2008

Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Rice milled down to 65%
Yeast: Shizuoka NEW-5
Alcohol: 17~18 degrees (genshu type)
Dryness: +1 (very low)
Acidity: 1.7
Bottled in September 2008

Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Transparent
Aroma: Fruity: dry cherries, almonds, coffee beans, banana
Body: Velvety
Taste: Shortish tail. Welcome alcohol (high as this is a genshu/unaltered sake).
Dry cherries, coffee beans. Complex. Very soft and pleasant in spite of high alcohol. Plays hide and seek with taste buds.
Dry almonds appearing with food.
Turns drier with food.

Overall: A beauty!
Could be drunk at any time of a meal. Could definitely be drunk in place of a fine Port wine!
Definitely a session sake in spite of very low millage for Shizuoka (65%. Usually 60%)!

The last Bottle 1/2?: Iwamoto Brewery

September 27, 2008


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Mr. Matsunaga, owner of Mr. Matsunaga’s Liquor Shop showed me this bottle last Wednesday.
The last generation of Iwamoto Brewery producing Shikon among other brand names in Fujieda City married into the family owning Sanwa Brewery in Shimizu Ku.
This is another famous brand of theirs: Matsuwaka Midori.
As it had already been bought by a group of collectors, I was only allowed to take a pic and write down the information!

Iwamoto Brewery (ceased operations on July 4th, 2005)
Matsuwaka Midori Shiboritate Genshu
Bottled in 1992!

Shizuoka Sake Tasting 25/5: Bandai Brewery

September 27, 2008


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Bandai Brewery in Shuzenji, Izu Peninsula does produce quite a few “private labels”
This second one one, “Egawa Sake, Nirayama”, is also exclusively sold at Kuraya Narusawa Beer Brewery.
Actually the Brew master of the latter establishment also helps brewing sake at Bandai Brewery in winter!
Nirayama is the name of a locality in Northern Izu Peninsula.

Bandai Brewery: Edagawa sake, Nirayama, Tokubetsu Junmai

Rice: Yamada Nishiki
Rice milled down to 60%
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Bottled in May 2008

Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Almost transparent
Aroma: Strong, but dissipates quickly. Almonds, bitter chocolate, coffee beans
Body: Velvety
Taste: Shortish tail. Sweetish first, turns dry quickly.
Fruity: almonds, chestnuts, bitter chocolate.
Strong junmai tingle.
Starts dry, but sweetness tends to reappear with every sip.
Pleasant. More coffee beans appearing with food.

Overall: “Shizuoka Type Sake”.
Devised for food, although enjoyable on its own.
Probably best appreciate at room temperature.
Drinks well with any food, from sashimi to yakitori.

Shizuoka Sake Tasting 25/4: Bandai Brewery

September 22, 2008


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Bandai Brewery in Shuzenji, Izu Peninsula does produce quite a few “private labels”
This particular one, “Egawa Sake, Tan An”, is exclusively sold at Kuraya Narusawa Beer Brewery.
Actually the Brew master of the latter establishment also helps brewing sake at Bandai Brewery in winter!
“Tan An” was another name of Egawa Hidemitsu a high-ranking Edo Era official with his seat in Nirayama, Izu peninsula. It is believed he was also the first man to bake European-style bread in Japan.

Bandai Brewery: Egawa Sake, Tan An, Junmai Daiginjo

Rice: Yamada Nishiki 100%
Rice milled down to 50%
Alcohol: 16~17 degrees
Bottled in May 2008

Clarity: Very clear
Colour: Almost transparent
Body: Velvety
Aroma: Fruity: pears
Taste: Shortish tail. Starting fruity to quickly turn dry.
Complex and fruity: pears, almonds, star anise, banana. Light junmai tingle.
Dry almonds lingering after second sip.

Overall: “Shizuoka Type Sake”
Easy to drink. Very dry. High alcohol contents make it suitable to food in spite of its complex fleeting character.
Tends to turn sweetish with salty food

Updated List of Shizuoka Brewers & Labels

September 21, 2008


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Here below is the list of all 31 “kura”/breweries in Shizuoka Prefecture (Chiyomusume Brewery has just ceased operations in October 2007), which were “working” as of November 2007 (with some nuances and notes attached!)
They are listed in a “traditional” order.
Official business names of Breweries are also included. Keep in mind that some breweries also produce brands for individual shops or distributors: “Miwa No sato” and “Ashikubo” by Fujinishiki, “Toro No sato” by Haginishiki, etc. as well as seasonal limited sake with different names.
As for the “maboroshi” (the ones that disappeared), I keeping updating the list!

Shizuoka City:
1) Chumasa/Yoshiya Brwery (Aoi Ku)/Yoshiya Brewery (also includes: Abekaido, Umifune No Yamahai, Chuemon, Umegashima)
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2) Garyubai/Sanwa Brewery (Shimizu Ku)/Sanwa Brewery (also includes Hagoromo No Mai, Shizugokoro, S-Pulse Brand, Sayo No MaiTesshu, Hoosu)
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3) Haginishiki (Suruga Ku)/Haginishiki Brewery (also includes: Toro No Sato, Minami Alps, Surugayoi)
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4) Kumpai (Suruga Ku)/Kumpai Brewery (also includes: Tenryo No Taki, Meguriai, Shizuka, Daikichi, Kogarashi No Mori, Abe no Shizuku, Ra, Sakura, Tsubaki, Resienkashu, Momiji)
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5) Masuichi (Aoi Ku)/Masuichi Brewery (includes: Tsurugi)
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Ihara Gun, Yui:
6) Eikun/Eikun Brewery (also includes: Sumpu No Takajo, Iroha, Kohaku, Hiyaoroshi, Midori no Eikun)
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7) Shyosetsu/Kamizawagawa Brewery (also includes: Yamda Nishiki, Gin Ginga,Aki Agari)
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Shida Gun:
8) Hatsukame (Okabe)/Hatsukame Brewery (also includes: Arabashiri, Midori, Kame, Okabe Maru, Kame Shirushi, Kiwami 35, Hyogetsu)
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Fujieda City:
9) Kikuyoi/Aoshima Bewery (also includes Matsushitamai 40, Matsushitamai 50)
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10) Shidaizumi/Shidaizumi Brewery (also called Shirasagi, Aoi No Tsuki))
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11) Suginishiki/Sugii Brewery (also includes: Fujimai, Touryuumou, Kinnosuke, Taru no Sake)
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Yaizu City:
12) Isojiman/Isojiman Brewery(also includes: Shumpu, Aiyama)
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Shimada City:
13) Wakatake/Omuraya Brewery (also includes: Nagai Ki No Hashi, Oikawa Han Kajika, Tansei, Suruga Tansei, Aoimiyagi, Suruko, Shizuoka Oden No Sake, Onna Nakase, Shiro, Take no Kaze, Fuuko, Oyakko, Numazu Uogashi Sushi, Rock Sake, Kaon, Aki no Nama Ippon, Najimi, Sanbyakuton, Juubei, Miya no Mizuku, Shiro, Sagaradako, Hanaoto, Totakozen, Yumei no Tsurubashi, Tenbishi, Shimada Juubei, Namikozo, Okinasagi, Rendaikoshi)
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Kikugawa City
14) Matsuwaka/Shiromatsu Brewery (actually buys its sake and sells under its label)
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15) Sayogoromo/Morimoto Brewery (also includes: Sayogoromo No Uta, Kojyo, Aeru No Sato, Sakuretsu Karakuchi, Ma, Shachou No Irasuto, Jizake Koubo-Fujihomare, Sayo no Sanzoku)
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Omaezaki City:
16) Takamatsu/Ishikawa Brewery (includes: En’yotakamatsu) (actually buys its sake and sells under its label)
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Kakegawa City:
17) Aoitenka/Yamanaka Brewery (also includes: Shin’en, Funaseme, Oniaoi, Yokosuka, Yamanaka)
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18) Hagi No Kura/Sogatsuru-Hagi No Kura Brewery (Hagi No Kura and Soogatsuru were two separate kura in the past, but they have merged although under the direction of Hagi No Kura under a combined name) (includes: Ichitomi, Chiyo)
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19) Kaiun/Doi Brewery (also includes: Iira, Takatenjin, Hasei Shokiji, Sakura Hana, Hana No Ka, Yumejikomi, Enshyuu No Shiki, Kaiun Den, Komotaru, Enshyunada, small cask)
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Iwata City:
20) Senjyu/Senjyu Brewery (also includes: Senjyushirabyoushi, Senjyu Kuromai, Honami, Maiguruma, Sawayaka 16, Blue Bottle, Nadeshiko, Tsurubara, Jubilo Label)
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Fukuroi City:
21) Kokkou/Kokkou Brewery (also includes: Denichiro, Mori no Ishimatsu, Kinzan)
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Hamamatsu City:
22) Chiyomusume/Miyazaki Brewery (actually buys its sake and sells under its label) (ceased operations in October 2007)
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23) Hana No Mai Brewery Hana No Mai Brewery (also inckudes: Hoho, Tsuu, Shizuka No Mai, Yamada Nishiki, Karakkaze, Hikuma No Uta, Keichu, Susono-private label, Enshu no Gin, Ra-Uogashi-private label, Sushi Tetu-private label)
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24) Shusseijyou/Tenjingura-Hamamatsu Brewery (also includes: Ginro, Tenjin,Tobinkakoi, Shussei no Tokuri, Ten, Tengu, Ryu, Mu Jun)
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Fujinomiya City:
25) Chiyo No Mine/Fujimasa Brewery (also includes: Genkotsu, Fuji no Kasagumo, Fuji no Uta, Kin Label, Shiro Label, Hiya, Chiyonomine, Hyoutan Tokkuri)
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26) Shiraito/Makino Brewery (also includes: Fujisan, Shimizu Minato Jirocho, Fuji No Shiraito)
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27) Takasago/Fuji Takasago Brewery (also includes: Tago No Ura, Raku, Soleil, Aragoji, Utafuku, Sunshu Nakaya, Chinkoku No Yama, Kura No Megumi, Homare Fuji)
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Fuji Gun:
28) Fujinishiki/Fujinishiki Brewery (also includes: Ashikubo, Miwa No Sato, Fujigasumi, Homarefuji, Mononofu No sato, Juku, Tokaido Chu, Samutsukuri, Aoi Tokugawa Sandai, Sui, Maboroshi Shiro, Abekawa, YuYU, Odoriko, Umiya Azura, Izu Yama Yama)
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Numazu City:
29) Izuumi/Watanabe Brewery (also includes Tago No Fuji, Bokusui) izu-no-umi1.jpg izu-no-umi2.jpg

30) Hakuinmasamune/Takashima Brewery (also includes: Shirasago)
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Gotemba City:
31)Kinmei/Negami Brewery (also includes: Fugakusen, Gotemba Wakamizu, Wakajun, Fukotagu, Kintaroo no sato, Izumi no Yakata)
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Izu City:
32) Arabashiri/Bandai Brewery (also includes: Ban’you, Wakitaya, Kuromaizake, Amagi, Fujihomare, Izu no Sato, Arabashiri)
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Notes:

1) Kikugenji (formerly of Toyoo Brewery) even sold in Shuzenji is no longer a Shizuoka sake but from a Nada brewery who bought the name before Toyoo Brewery was absorbed by Bandai Brewery in 2003 to be able to sell in its place of origin!

2) Fuuki in Shimizu City are not a sake brewery but a alcohol brewing and bottling company from the Nada area, although one of their casks is displayed at Sengen Shrine in Shizuoka City. They represented (and might even still) the biggest oke-gai in the Prefecture.
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3) Hiraki Brewery, although owned by Hiraki Co. Ltd, a Shizuoka Prefecture Company whose main shareholder is Shinya Totsuka, the present mayor of Kakegawa City, is a Brewery from Okayama City. No comments!