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【Kissing Mokkiri Sake Vol.033】

When drinking at Izakaya (informal Japanese style bar) in Japan, sometimes sake is served in this style: server put a glass inside the Masu or sake saucer and pour until sake overflows from the glass. This serving style is called “Mokkiri” and it is said that the degree of overflowing shows the degree of the server’s generosity. How would you drink this style of sake? The most familiar style in sake country Akita is that sipping a bit of sake with kissing the brim. In order to spread this “kissing drinking style” throughout the world, we will continuously introduce the attractive “Mokkiri face” of beautiful Akita’s ladies to you. This …

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【Encouragement of Softened Water】

“Softened Water” (Yawaragi-mizu in Japanese) is a body-friendly way when you drink sake! If you drink water in the interval of drinking sake, the speed of getting drunk becomes slow since the concentration of alcohol in the body becomes low. Please remember the style of drinking “Softened Water” when you drink sake, same as “Chaser” in the case of Western alcohol beverage! Please enjoy Akita’s sake leisurely while drinking water in between.

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【Safe and Trusted Takashimizu Bottling Factory】

Takashimizu bottling factory was established in 1970 and more than 40 years have passed since then; however, the bottling line was retooled in 2008. Even though the building itself is old, we always deliver delicious Takashimizu to our customers through the equipment of factory renewed in order to be more safe and trusted. Please check this movie which explains “how to bottle sake in Takashimizu”! (In Japanese)

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【Meeting for Enjoying Akita’s Sake in Tokyo 2017】

The popular event hosted by Akita Sake Brewers Association and held in Tokyo around March every year, “Meeting for Enjoying Akita’s Sake”, will be held at Shinagawa Goos on 8th March 2017. From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., “Meeting for Tasting Akita’s Sake” will be held only for sake retailers, restaurants, and the people concerned with sake. After that from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., “Meeting for enjoying Akita’s Sake” will be held for general consumers. You can enjoy not only 27 brands of Akita’s sake and delicious cuisine, but also the performance of “Sake Brewer’s Song” by “Sannai Toji”. Of course, Takashimizu also prepares delicious sake and waits for …

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【Kissing Mokkiri Sake Vol.032】

When drinking at Izakaya (informal Japanese style bar) in Japan, sometimes sake is served in this style: server put a glass inside the Masu or sake saucer and pour until sake overflows from the glass. This serving style is called “Mokkiri” and it is said that the degree of overflowing shows the degree of the server’s generosity. How would you drink this style of sake? The most familiar style in sake country Akita is that sipping a bit of sake with kissing the brim. In order to spread this “kissing drinking style” throughout the world, we will continuously introduce the attractive “Mokkiri face” of beautiful Akita’s ladies to you. This …

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【Brewery Open Day 2017】

The annual “Brewery Open Day” is coming soon! It will be held on February 18th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (last admission at 2:30 p.m.) You do not have to get a reservation for admission, so it is possible to participate in that freely during the opening time. In our brewery open day, you can enjoy brewery tour, tasting “barrel sake”, amazake, and fresh new sake, purchase the limited sake and Takashimizu goods, and so on. Our Brewery Open Day is very popular, and there were about 4,000 participants from not only Akita-city, but also outside Akita city and Akita prefecture last year. Please visit Takashimizu brewery with your …

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【Spring Junmai】

The bottling of Junmai which was pressed for the first time this year was completed the other day. This Junmai is started shipping as seasonally limited sake named “Spring Junmai” from today. You can surely feel spring a little early through this sake. If you cannot find any retailers who stock the Takashimizu sake in your area, please purchase from “Takashimizu online shop” as below. Why don’t you enjoy our “Spring Junmai” filled with deliciousness made in the cold winter with tasty spring ingredients? Takashimizu online shop http://www.takashimizu-shop.com/

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【Natural Refrigerator】

Akita is covered by a blanket of snow. When snow season comes, some troubles happen such as snow-shovel or traffic jam; however, there are also some ways to enjoy snow. Snow changes the natural refrigerator if you do this like the photo! Why don’t you enjoy “cold delicious Akita’s sake” with hot pot at a cold snowy night?

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【The Shapes Make You Want To Drink Sake Vol.004】

Why don’t we select vessels for sake carefully same as selecting sake? We introduce the supreme handworks from Akita to stylish people such as you. “Kawatsura lacquer” is the traditional craft in Yuzawa-city of Akita prefecture. Sato Cooperation Co., Ltd. continues to make “Kawatsura lacquer” for 800 years and maintain its tradition. The current president, Mr. Keita Sato who succeeded to the family business when he was 35 years old, has a strong conviction of protecting the craftsmanship which has been passed down in this area. “In this company, we employ craftsmen as full time employee; however, it becomes difficult to continue the business if there is little demand and …

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【The Shapes Make You Want To Drink Sake Vol.003】

Why don’t we select vessels for sake carefully same as selecting sake? We introduce the supreme handworks from Akita to stylish people such as you. “Shiraiwa-yaki” is the traditional craft which was born in Edo period in Senboku area of Akita prefecture. There used to be 6 potteries and 5,000 workers at a peak period. The only pottery of Shiraiwa-yaki at present, “Wahee-gama” continues to maintain this traditional pottery whose characteristic is the pale blue glaze only appeared by materials of this area. Since there is a tendency to recognize the merit of the traditional craft once again, fans from far away are increasing, even though “Wahee-gama” is not located …

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