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【Sake Brewing at Main Brewery is Coming to an End…】

In our main brewery, all brewed sake was pressed and brewers have started cleaning up the pressing room, which is their final work in this brewing year. Through this brewing season, which is from last October to May, we brewed 216 tanks of sake in total combining small and big tanks, and this is equal to about 2.4 million bottles of sake if converting into 1.8 liters size of sake bottle!  Even if one person drinks one bottle per day, it takes more than 6,000 years to finish up all of sake! All brewers of main brewery are seasonal workers from Sannai district in Yokote city and work for only …

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【Takashimizu History ~ Sake Brewing of Akita in Edo Period ~】

Takashimizu sake has been loved by a lot of customers since the olden days. Its history began in 1944 after merging of 12 small breweries on the ground of the act for industrial adjustment during World War Ⅱ. All 12 small breweries have their own historical stories and the longest history dates back to Edo period (1603-1867). In this column, we will introduce these historical stories of 12 breweries which are the foundation of current Takashimizu one by one. The theme of the first article is sake brewing of Akita prefecture in Edo period. Akita prefecture is famous for good rice and sake producing prefecture and described as “Sake country …

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【Kissing Mokkiri Sake Vol.002】

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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【JAPANESE SAKE FAIR 2015】

“Japanese Sake Fair 2015” presented by Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association will be held at Sunshine City, Ikebukuro Tokyo on Saturday, June 20. This is one of the biggest sake events in Japan and you can sufficiently enjoy the sake world. In this event, of course you can enjoy tasting and purchasing sake from 45 prefectures across Japan, and moreover, you can enjoy some snacks which go well with sake and seminars for enjoying sake. The tasting of 430 winning prize sake of the Annual Japan Sake Awards is also possible! Every sake is filled with passion and skill of Toji. Why don’t you try them and find your …

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【The questionnaire results of “AIU meets TAKASHIMIZU” ②】

“AIU meets TAKASHIMIZU ~Let’s enjoy sake!~” was the sake tour event which was held in Takashimizu brewery for international students of Akita International University. During this event, we asked them to answer the questionnaire about sake. We will introduce their opinions about “their local foods which go well with sake” this time. Nuts, Carbonate, Fish (Kazakhstan) Fish, Seafood (Sweden) Cheese, Fried bread (Lithuania) Jamon Serrano, Cheese, Salchichon (Spain) Salmon, Cheese, Cookies, Reindeer meat (Finland) California roll, Sushi roll, Chocolate, Sweets, Cheese, Bread (USA) Tacos, Chicken wing (Mexico) Sausage, Cheese (the Czech Republic) Chou Tofu, BBQ, Fried chicken (Taiwan) Cheese, fish, meat (UK) Oriental foods (the Netherlands) Salty foods, Peanuts, Jerky …

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【The questionnaire results of “AIU meets TAKASHIMIZU”①】

“AIU meets TAKASHIMIZU ~Let’s enjoy sake!~” was the sake tour event which was held in Takashimizu brewery for international students of Akita International University. During this event, we asked them to fill in the questionnaire about sake. We will now announce the questionnaire results! During chatting over Takashimizu sake, we asked them to make the sake ranking of favotite taste among 5 kinds of our sake that they tried during this event. The results are as follows! No.1 Junmai Daiginjo No.2 Dessert Jungin No.3 Sake-no-kuni Junmai No.4 Daiginjo No.5 Josen This question was what we wanted to know most. “Junmai” is popular and increasing the sales in Japan, similarly, people …

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【AIU MEETS TAKASHIMIZU】

Akita International University (AIU) is located in Akita-city, and various international students are assembled from all over the world. Since they chose Akita for their studying place, we would like to let them know Akita’s sake and also even after returning to their countries, we hope they continuously enjoy sake! That’s why we invited them to the sake tour event entitled “AIU meets TAKASHIMIZU ~Let’s enjoy sake!~” this time. This event started with showing the video about sake brewing in English, and then they enjoyed brewery tour, sake blind tasting quiz and so on. During chatting time, our staffs joined and enjoyed conversation with them over various Takashimizu sake and …

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【Kissing Mokkiri Sake Vol.001】

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. First …

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Photo Club – Cherry blossoms in full bloom

Thanks to the warm weather today, cherry blossoms located in front of our brewery are in full bloom before we know it…

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Sakagura-blog is launched!

In this “Sakagura-blog (Sake brewery blog)”, we provide information translated into English from…

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