On March 17th was held a special sake tasting at MIRAIE Community Hall in Shichiken Cho under the auspices of Hasegawa Wayoushu Co., a major wine and sake distributor in Shizuoka City, featuring sake made with Homarefuji rice by the seven breweries located in Shizuoka City!


The fifth tasting was a Eikun Tokubetsu Junmai Homarefuji by Eikun Brewery in Yui, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!
Note that the tasting order was made according to the table order of the day!


Rice: Homarefuji
Rice milled down to 60%
Alcohol: 15~16 degrees
Dryness: -2
Acidity: 1.3
Bottled in January 2015

Clarity: very clear
Color: almost transparent
Aroma: Heady, dry and fruity
Body: fluid, a little sirupy
Taste: very fruity and dry attack in spite of the “-2” (sweet) dryness announced. Backed with moderate junmai petillant.
Complex: oranges, marshmallow, custard, macadamia nuts.
Lingers on for a little while before departing with notes of dry oranges and apricots.
Late appearance of dry persimmon and coffee beans.

Overall: very elegant and eminently easy to drink.
A lot drier than expected. the “-2” dryness announced tends to be misleading.
Complex with multiple facets appearing late.
Should please ladies in particular!
Should be happily paired with vegetables and salads in particular!


420-0065 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Shintoori, 1-1–26
Tel.: 054-251-9685


So Good Sushi Restaurant in Nice France
Navigating Nagoya by Paige, Shop with Intent by Debbie, BULA KANA in Fiji, 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, Pie
, 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: Ichi For The Michi by Rebekah Wilson-Lye in Tokyo, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
ABRACADABREW, Magical Craftbeer from Japan
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-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