Sake News from Japan

Hidetoshi Nakata brings old crafts to a new location

Hidetoshi Nakata brings old crafts to a new location

Aki Maekawa reports for Dime on a new venture between former Japan national football player, now dedicated sake fan Hidetoshi Nakata and Tokyo radio station J-Wave. Their popup “entertainment restaurant” J-WAVE NIHONMONO LOUNGE is open from Tue 14 July to 6 September...

Designs for fermentation and regional revitalisation

Designs for fermentation and regional revitalisation

Kazuaki Koide reports for Yahoo Japan News on a story in the Sunday Mainichi – about what’s bubbling up from the actions of a “fermentation designer”. Hakko Department [発酵デパートメント, “fermentation department”] was opened in Tokyo’s Shimokitazawa area in April 2020 by...

One sake brewery selling low to support the supply chain

One sake brewery selling low to support the supply chain

Would you do a double-take if you saw an isshōbin (1.8 L bottle) of junmai daiginjō priced at just JPY 2,400 (before tax)? Nifty News covers a report in Nikkan Gendai Digital about this too-good-to-be-true price. The sake in question is Jōkigen junmai daiginjō Special...

Self-serve Fushimi sake flights in Osaka

Self-serve Fushimi sake flights in Osaka

Lmaga covers a casual drink-and-compare concept from a Fushimi, Kyoto sake retailer that has just opened in Osaka. Fushimi Sakagura Kōji, which calls itself Fushimi Sake Village in English, is a popular place to enjoy tasting sets showcasing the variety of sake...

More ways to spice up your sake, from a Niigata brewery

More ways to spice up your sake, from a Niigata brewery

Sake Times carries a press release for a product designed to spice up your sake – literally. Similar to the Ponshu Gria “just add sake” cups containing ingredients meant to flavour sake, the SAKETO 3 Spices Mix comes with three decorative 180 ml cup sake glasses and...

The easiest pairing? Canned sake x canned food

The easiest pairing? Canned sake x canned food

I’ve previously joked “you can with a can”, and this is that squared! Walker Plus reports on what could be the most convenient of pairings, canned sake with other things in cans. And not just any sake, the familiar yellow can from Kikusui with their Funaguchi Ichiban...

How pairing could help restaurant recovery

How pairing could help restaurant recovery

Mari Ariki reports for IT Media Business Online on an intriguing claim – that pairing, such as wine and sushi or sake and soba – will be the salvation of the hospitality business after society recovers from coronavirus. She comments that although pairing is...

Three reasons why the Japanese hate sake

Three reasons why the Japanese hate sake

A report in Nifty News edited by Tamaki Tokita points out that when you talk about Japanese drinks, sake is one of the first to come to mind, but the quantity of sake consumed in Japan been steadily falling for decades. It started into a mild decline in the years...

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