Shizuoka Sake Tasting: Omuraya Brewery-Tokubetsu Junmai Nama sake-Oni Otome Namida


This is the fourth and “last” of a new series of limited sake created by Omuraya Brery in Shimada City every season on the theme of “Oni Otome/鬼乙女/Goblin Lady as the brewery felt that the Oni/鬼/Goblin they were killing everyday with their famous brand “Oni Gorosjhi/鬼殺し/Killing a Goblin” well deserved a companion!


“Namida/涙” stands for “Tears”, obviously Joy tears from the Oni Otome dressed all in white as if for a wedding with her beloved Oni!
But don’t trust her! She is a devious and eminently dangerous lady!
No wonder as it is a “nama”, non-pasteurised sake!


Rice milled down to 60%
Alcohol: 16 degrees
Dryness: + 1.0
Acidity: 1.3
Amino Acids: 1.1
Bottled in December 2012

Clarity: Very clear
Color: Faint golden hue
Aroma: Discreet, dry and fruity. Banana
Body: fluid
Taste: Dry and fruity attack back with junmai petillant.
Disappears fairly quickly.
Complex and elegant and eminently enjoyable.
Varies little with food except for an accentuated dryness.
Actually marries well with food and improves accordingly.
Shows more facets with further sips including coffee beans.

Overall: A beautiful sake which marries well with food in spite of its fairly elevated status.
Perfect with izakaya cuisine and heavy food.
Especially appreciated by ladies. No wonder!


Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,

Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

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