1990s Tokyo Life

1990s Tokyo Life

By the end of the 20th century, the framework had been set for a global sake industry that was conducive for worldwide export and the creation of s...

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Southern Stream

Southern Stream

Moderately dry, the Nanburyu “Southern Stream” Junmai is your standard junmai. A clear brew, the “Southern Stream” has a solid base of earthy and w...

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Valentine's & White Days

Valentine's & White Days

Unlike anywhere else in the world, Japan celebrates Valentine’s Day on February 14 and White Day on March 14. On February 14, women give gifts to m...

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The Year of the Tiger

The Year of the Tiger

An age-old belief system designed as a tool to decide one’s destiny, the Chinese Zodiac is based off of a twelve-year cycle where each new year is ...

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Ume is Yummy

Ume is Yummy

As soon as the shochu touched my lips, that signature umeshu taste immediately took over. Syrupy and thicker than most sake I have tried, my first ...

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New Year's Traditions

New Year's Traditions

Fireworks. Countdown to the new year. A bowl of black-eyed peas. Just a few of the American traditions that mark the New Year. People living in Jap...

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Denshin Duo

Denshin Duo

Two of my favorite brews to suggest to both novice and expert drinkers are the Denshin Duo - Ine and Yuki. While they come from the same brewery—Ip...

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Cup Smarts

Cup Smarts

Unbeknownst to the beginner and even average sake drinker, there is a customary and established method that Japanese society has been using for gen...

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Sake "Holiday" Social

Sake "Holiday" Social

Although only a sliver of the Japanese population celebrates Christmas for religious reasons, it has become incredibly mainstream across Japanese s...

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Imayo Black

Imayo Black

Since the brewery only produces junmai sake, the leadership team must carefully select the type of rice and water for each sake to create a broad r...

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Obata Shuzo

Obata Shuzo

The brewery was founded in 1892 by Yososaku Obata and continues to be run by his family. Their motto is “Making sake by harmonizing 4 treasures: ri...

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Ceramics Blog

Ceramics Blog

Adding traditional and unique Japanese ceramics to our collection has long been one of our main objectives, and thanks to Asemi Co. we are now offe...

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