The Kohoku Keizai Newspaper site reports on the perfect way to enjoy your sake – in an onsen.
The Tsunashima Yukemuri no Sato onsen in Yokohama, which caters to day-trippers, held a special lunch on 31 July 2018 in association with local breweries complete with talks on onsen and sake.
The onsen and sake workshop was planned in association with Japanes Queen [their spelling]. “Onsen sommelier” Ikuko Watanabe gave a talk on onsen (fundamentals and enjoying the one in Yukemuri no Sato), while kikisake-shi Kaori Isono gave a talk on sake.
The sake talk featured four local sake:
- SWEET HEART from the Inoue brewery (Oi, Kanagawa)
- Natsu Yago MOMO13 kimoto junmai from the Izumibashi brewery (Ebina, Kanagawa)
- Fūro Tensei tokubetsu honjōzō from the Kumazawa brewery (Chigasaki, Kanagawa)
- Junmai ginjō Sakarimasu from the Koganei brewery (Atsugi, Kanagawa)
The tasting was accompanied by a special lunch made from local ingredients.
The event ran from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm, and cost JPY 6,000 per person all inclusive.
- Original article (Japanese, Kohoku Keizai Newspaper, 23 July 2018)
- Yukemuri no Sato (Japanese)
- Inoue brewery (Japanese)
- Izumibashi brewery (Japanese)
- Izumibashi brewery (English)
- Kumazawa brewery (Japanese)
- Koganei brewery (Japanese)
No link for “Japanes Queen”. Please don’t run a search for those words. Especially at work, or well, anywhere. Not the best choice of name…