Brewery | UPDATE: 2013'11'19
A sake brewer, Shibata-san said, "It's been freezing, but still warm during the daytime for brewing sake." Winter is the best season to brew good sake.
Rice steaming in the old wooden koshiki (steaming machine)
In Matsue City, the first snow of this season was observed on November 18.
Today's highest temperature is 7 °C (= 44 ° F).
Award | UPDATE: 2013'11'04
We are pleased to inform you that 2 of Toyonoaki sakes won
at the Sake Competition held by Hiroshima Regional Taxation Bureau on October, 2013.
Hiroshima Regional Taxation Bureau - Result
We will continue to concentrate on brewing high quality sake.
Shimane Pref. | UPDATE: 2013'10'18
The Doburoku festival which dates back to the Muromachi period (1336-1573) is still held at Saka Shrine on October 13 every year.
Worshippers and visitors are given doburoku (old-style unfiltered sake) brewed at this shrine, and pray for a rich harvest and well-being of their family.
Torii Gate, the entrance to Saka Shrine
Dedicated sake barrels
A small storage tank for doburoku
Here comes again the season of sake brewing.
Award | UPDATE: 2013'09'30
In September 2013, the Sake Sommelier Association announced the winning sake at London Sake Challenge.
2013 London Sake Challenge – Result
TOYONOAKI won the following 2 awards.
<Gold> Tokubetsu Junmai "Suzume & Inaho"
Judges comment: Perfect for sake beginners as well as experienced.
<Silver> Junmai Ginjo "All Matsue"
Judges comment: Elegant and smooth sake with distinctive characters.
Get more information about London Sake Challenge
Award | UPDATE: 2013'09'24
We are pleased to announce that Toyonoaki Daiginjo “Tobindori” won the highest quality, “gold” award, in the Daiginjo section B (40-50% or less polishing ratio) of the 2013 U.S. National Sake Appraisal.