【Photo】Sake Brewing Season

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.


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Rice washing

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Rice steaming in the old wooden koshiki (steaming machine)

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Steamed rice

 


In Matsue City, the first snow of this season was observed on November 18. 
Today's highest temperature is 7 °C (= 44 ° F).

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TOYONOAKI received 2 awards at 2013 Sake Competition held by Hiroshima Regional Taxation Bureau

Award | UPDATE: 2013'11'04

We are pleased to inform you that 2 of Toyonoaki sakes won

<Honor Award> Daiginjo "Nakadori" (fragrant sake section)
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<Honor Award> Tokubetsu Junmai "Suzume & Inaho" (warmed sake section)
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at the Sake Competition held by Hiroshima Regional Taxation Bureau on October, 2013.

Hiroshima Regional Taxation Bureau - Result
http://www.nta.go.jp/hiroshima/kohyo/press/h25/seishu/index.htm


We will continue to concentrate on brewing high quality sake.
 

【Photo】Doburoku Festival at Saka Shrine (Oct 13)

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
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Dedicated sake barrels
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A small storage tank for doburoku
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Here comes again the season of sake brewing.

TOYONOAKI received 2 awards at 2013 London Sake Challenge

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
 http://www.londonsakechallenge.com/result-en.html 


TOYONOAKI won the following 2 awards.

<Gold> Tokubetsu Junmai "Suzume & Inaho"
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Judges comment: Perfect for sake beginners as well as experienced.


<Silver> Junmai Ginjo "All Matsue"
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Judges comment: Elegant and smooth sake with distinctive characters.


 Get more information about London Sake Challenge
http://www.londonsakechallenge.com
 

TOYONOAKI Daiginjo "Tobindori" received the GOLD award at the 2013 U.S. National Sake Appraisal

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.

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