Sales reservations for "Somei Sakura", a pure rice ginjo sake born in Komagome, Toshima-ku, began on February 1st (Monday).
It will be on sale on March 20th, the day of the spring equinox, which has become familiar every year.
Junmai Ginjo Sake "Somei Sakura", which is celebrating its 20th year this year, aims to promote the local town, centered on the Komagome / Somei Ginza shopping district in Toshima Ward, which is the "birthplace of Yoshino cherry blossoms" that represents Japanese cherry blossoms. It is a sake that was born in 2002 as a Japanese sake.
Over the past 20 years, we have sold more than 100,000 units in total, and with each year's sales, it has become widespread as a regional brand of Komagome, and has been well received by many customers.
In addition to the usual light turbid type and refreshing dry type (500 ml each), we also have a Yoshino cherry tree liquor set that is only available until February 29th.
In addition, the 300-group limited zodiac glass set is combined with Junmaishu (300 ml) made by Saitama Asahara Sake Brewery, just like last year. The sake used for this Somei Sakura brand is made from pure rice sake, which is made only from rice and jiuqu, and you can fully enjoy the aroma and umami of the original sake.
Why don't you go to Komagome to see the cherry blossoms with 3 different types of sake?
Reiwa 3rd February 1st-Reservation starts
Reservation method: Refer to HP http://www.kiwa-kk.com/someizakura-top.html
Contents of the item for sale:
● Junmai Ginjo "Somei Sakura" Light nigiri type Akita / Asamai Sake Brewery 500ml 1,250 yen (excluding tax)
This sake is "Original Yoshino Cherry". The image of cherry blossom petals is expressed with pure rice sake made only from rice, jiuqu and water. Very fruity and faintly hazy shades make you feel the scent of spring.
Raw rice / Akari Hoshi Rice polishing rate 50%
● Junmai Ginjo "Somei Sakura" Refreshing dry type Tottori / Otani Shuzo 500ml 1,250 yen (excluding tax)
When you put it in your mouth, the refreshing taste spreads. Of course, you can enjoy it at room temperature as it is, but if you add it with a simmer, the hidden taste will spread even more, and it is a sake with a deep nostalgia.
Raw rice / Yamada Nishiki / Tamae Rice polishing rate 50%
● Limited! Somei Sakura 3-piece set
(1 bottle each of the above + 70% polished rice 300ML 1 bottle of pure rice wine and 1 zodiac glass) 3,800 yen (excluding tax)
Limited sale of 300 pairs. As with last year, the glass that designed this year's zodiac and this limited sake are a set of 70% polished pure rice sake made by Saitama and Asahara Sake Brewery using local sake brewing suitable rice. This limited sake has become very popular every year, and this set has become the most popular product of the year.
● Somei Sakura Sake Set (Pale Nigori Sake and Refreshing Dry Sake) 3,100 yen (excluding tax)
It is a raw sake that is not burned at all and is full of fresh aroma and umami. This is a limited set, with only the quantity reserved by February 28th.
Background of the birth of "Yoshino cherry tree":
The Komagome / Somei district during the Edo period was known as a scenic spot where you can enjoy seasonal flowers such as chrysanthemums and azaleas, with many gardeners lined up by each clan (currently Somei Street). Somei Yoshino cherry blossoms are said to have been spread all over the country by "Somei" gardeners from the end of the Edo period to the beginning of the Meiji era.
In order to spread the history of the local area, the Somei Sakura Executive Committee will make sake that matches the image of cherry blossoms that match the cherry blossoms and appeal to Komagome! I thought. For its development, he visited breweries all over the country and expressed the simple taste of rice (variety: Hoshi Akari), which has a color that allows you to imagine the petals of cherry blossoms and a relaxing atmosphere like cherry blossoms while leaving a light turbidity. "I want to do it," said Mr. Mori, and "Somei Sakura" was born by Asamai Sake Brewery in Yokote City, Akita Prefecture.
"Somei Sakura" Executive Committee Secretariat KIWA Co., Ltd. Telephone 03-5974-1171