Tsukasabotan "Yamayuzu Shibori" & Treasure Ship (a Ginjo from Miyashita Brewery in Okayama)
Special treat tonight - Mizuho Kuromatsu Kenbishi junmai, from the Kenbishi kura in Hyogo...one of the oldest sakes still in production, dating back to 1505. (Photo by Bannister Bergen)
Sake available in Vancouver - Hakutsuru Junmai. Cheap, easy and still made in Japan, there is something about a warm ochoko full of Hakutsuru that just feels like home...I only wish we could get it in cartons here.
Last night's incredible bottle. Tomio Hanaichirin Dai-ginjo from the Kitagawa Honke Kura in Fushimi, just outside of Kyoto. (Photo by Bannister Bergen)
Japanese Sake bottle 日本酒
Kubota Koujyu - A lovely little junmai to get the day started right. (Photo by Bannister Bergen)
宇賀神社のどぶろく造り making doburoku ( home brewstyle sake) in Uga-jinja Shrine
Sake available in Vancouver - 'Little g' (g for ginjo). Probably the best American made sake out there, from the Sake One kura in Oregon (same one that makes Momokawa), it uses California rice, Oregon water and Japanese yeast and Koji.