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Kura works closely with local farmers to obtain high-quality Yamada Nishiki rice, produced in Kochi Prefecture. The Kura also benefits from the water of the Niyodo River, nicknamed "the purest stream in Japan", pure and soft water, which produces a very delicate sake. To brew his sake, Tsukasabotan Shuzo built the Heiseigura (Heisei Brewery), combining traditional brewing techniques with modern facilities.


This Junmai Ginjo is a delicate and dry sake with an incredible nose. A medium-sized glass brings out the flavors well for a better sensation. Wonderful balanced acidity and light fruit come through on the palate. It truly lives up to the beauty of its packaging.


It is an easy-drinking sake that enhances the life of drinkers, which can be enjoyed alone or to enhance the taste of food.


Tasting notes: Very clean looking, round, smooth and dry with notes of apple, dry pear and sweet white grape elements with a quick finish.


Pairings: Fine dishes, sushi and sashimi, steamed fish, oysters.

TSUKASABOTAN FUINSHU Junmai Ginjo Sake 司牡丹 封印酒 720ml

46,80 €Price
  • Brewer : Tsukasabotan Shuzo, 1603

    Region : Kochi


    • Junmai • Pure rice sake
    • Ginjo • rice polish from 51% to 60%

    Rice : Yamada Nishiki

    Seimai Buai (rice polish) : 55%

    SMV grade: +5,0

    Alcohol grade : 15,6%

    Acidity : 1,5

    Serving temperature : cold, tempered

    Size : 720 ml

    Storage: away from light and heat, ideally in a cool place. After opening, store in the refrigerator and consume within 4 to 5 weeks.

  • Tsukasabotan Shuzo (the name means “King of the Peony”) is one of the oldest and most prestigious breweries in Kochi Prefecture.
    In 1603 Shigeyoshi Fukao, then governor of Izumi, came to Tosa and was ordered to take over the government of the Sagawa region. The "official brewer" who followed Shigeyoshi Fukao at that time was the predecessor of Tsukasabotan Brewery.
    During its long history, the brewery will have had a close relationship with Sakamoto Ryoma, a hero of Tosa, and is also known as "Ryoma's closest brewer". Traditional brewing technology was inherited from the Sagawa period, and in 1918 the brewers came together to establish a new company.
    Count Mitsuaki Tanaka (captain of the Rikuen-Tai after the deaths of Ryoma Sakamoto and Shintaro Nakaoka), serving as Sagawa and minister in the Meiji government, drank this sake and sent letters of encouragement saying: "This sake is exceptionally rich and will be the king of sake in the future.” He named this sake “Tsukasabotan”.
    Since then, this sake has been greatly appreciated by the prime ministers of Kochi Prefecture: Yusuke Hamaguchi and Shigeru Yoshida, renowned figures, as well as by avid sake fans in Japan and abroad.

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