Triple Crown at the Chugoku Sake Awards 2014

Award | UPDATE: 2014'11'03

We proudly announce that  3 TOYONOAKI sake won the following awards at Chugoku Sake Awards 2014.

TOYONOAKI Daiginjo "Tobindori", GOLD MEDAL
Category: Kaori (Flavor)
※This daiginjo sake is brewed for the purpose of entering the competition. It is not to be sold in market.

Category: Aji (Taste)

TOYONOAKI Tokubetsu Junmai "Suzume to Inaho", GOLD MEDAL
Category: Kan (Warm)

―Chugoku Sake Awards―
The Chugoku Sake Awards are held annually during the autumn under the auspices of the Hiroshima Regional Taxation Bureau. 
This competition is held to aim for the improvement of the technical ability of sake brewing in the Chugoku region (Shimane, Tottori, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Okayama Prefecture).
In 2014, 76 breweries submitted a total of 203 sake to 3 categories; Kaori (Flavor), Aji (Taste), Kan (Warm).

Tomonobu Uehama - Toji (Master Brewer), Yoneda Sake Brewery 


Event | UPDATE: 2014'08'29

Dear sake fans in Hawaii!
Our 2 sake are now available for the first time in Hawaii.

(Left) TOYONOAKI Tokubetsu Junmai “Suzume & Inaho”
(Right) TOYONOAKI Junmai Karakuchi “Kingoro”

You can try TOYONOAKI sake at Marukai Hawaii from 9 September to 14 September, 2014.
Come and sample TOYONOAKI with many exciting items from Shimane Prefecture.


  • DATE
    Tue 9-Sun 14 September 2014
    MARUKAI WHOLESALE MART (Dillingham Location)
    2310 Kamehameha Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96819
    (STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:00am-8:00pm, Sun 8:00am-6:00pm)

    MARUKAI MARKET PLACE (Ward Farmers Market)
    1020 Auahi St, Honolulu, HI 96814
    (STORE HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:00am-9:30pm, Sun 8:00am-8:00pm) (facebook, Marukai Hawaii: Yoshi's Food and Beverage Journey)

Exhibiting companies: Izumonokuni Taisha Shokuhin (Kamaboko), Ippuku (Izumo Soba), Hiyoshi Seika (Dorayaki, Manju), Sankoen (Ocha), etc

TOYONOAKI at The Joy of Sake

AwardEvent | UPDATE: 2014'07'20

We are pleased to announce that TOYONOAKI sake won the following 3 awards at The 14th Annual U.S. National Sake Appraisal held in Honolulu on July 15-16, 2014.

2014 Judging Results and Entries

Following the U.S. National Sake Appraisal, the world's biggest sake-tasting celebration, the Joy of Sake took place in Honolulu on July 18.

The Joy of Sake (facebook)
The Joy of Sake 2014 Photos (PULSE)
※Photos: The Joy of Sake 2013 (at Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu)

The Joy of Sake New York will be held on September 18, 2014 at the Altman Building, and the Joy of Sake Tokyo will be held on November 6, 2014 at the TOC Building in Gotanda.
The event will showcase 370 sake and feature great appetizers from local restaurants.
We look forward to your visit. KAMPAI!!

<Schedule of The Joy of Sake 2014 >

  • The Joy of Sake NEW YORK
    Thursday, September 18, 2014
    The Altman Building (135 W18th Street, New York, NY 10011)
    $105 per person ($115 at the door)
  • ■We'll set up a tasting booth where visitors can enjoy TOYONOAKI sake for no extra charge!
  • The Joy of Sake TOKYO
    Thursday, November 6, 2014
    TOC Building, Gotanda (7-22-17 NIshi-Gotanda, Shinagawa, Tokyo)
    $85 per person

TOYONOAKI "Classic" received the Silver Medal at 2014 International Wine Challenge

Award | UPDATE: 2014'05'31

We are pleased to announce that TOYONOAKI "Classic" was awarded with silver medal, in the Ordinary sake section of the  International Wine Challenge (IWC) 2014 held in April in London.

TOYONOAKI "Classic" 
Rice: Gohyakumangoku, Kan no mai
Alcohol level: 15-16%
Sake Meter Value: +2.5
Rice polishing rate: 70%

Tasting notes: Nice Koji Character and complexity. Maybe too dry. Mature in character and with good balance and structure.

International Wine Challenge (Toyonoaki "Classic" - details)


We will continue to focus on brewing high quality sake.


"Sake Today" - The First English Sake Jornal

UPDATE: 2014'02'05

"Sake Today", which is being touted as the first only English language sake jornal is on sale!
It was founded by an eminent sake professional John Gauntner.
You can now order Sake Today online. It is shipped anywhere in the world.

"Sake Today" Order info
"Sake Today" Facebook