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  • 2020.6.19
    Japan’s NO.1 Fukushima Sake Webinar Part 3           
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    2020.6.19

    Japan’s NO.1 Fukushima Sake Webinar Part 3

    We have released part 3 of Japan’s NO.1 Fukushima Sake Webinar. We will show you how to make a sake cocktail, through which you can discover new flavors of 4 different types of Fukushima sake! Feel free to try it out.

    Japan's No.1 Fukusihma SAKE Webinar
  • 2020.6.17
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    2020.6.17

    [Free Sake Webinar]Let's Enjoy Fukushima Sake at Home -- Sake Cocktail Making

    Hello Sake Fans!

    The Fukushima Government of Japan will hold a Free Sake Webinar so that you can enjoy your time at home with some delicious Fukushima sake! Through examining different creative ways to enjoy sake, we will help you re-discover your love for sake.

    This webinar’s theme is Sake Cocktails! 4 types of Fukushima sake will be introduced that each have their own unique taste, resulting in a variety of delicious unique sake cocktails.

    We are incredibly honored to have the Sake Ninja, Chris Johnson join us as our instructor, who will show us delicious simple ways to make sake cocktails at home.

    Sake is delicious on its own, but if you use sake as the base for a cocktail, you will find that the possibilities are endless when creating new flavors!


    Please enjoy our webinar!

    Event Date : June 18 th 2020 7PM-8PM EDT

    Register here!
  • 2020.6.1
    Japan's NO.1 Fukushima Sake Webinar Part 2           
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    2020.6.1

    Japan's NO.1 Fukushima Sake Webinar Part 2

    We have released part 2 of Japan's NO.1 Fukushima Sake Webinar. There are 4 types of Fukushima sake and food pairings with non-Japanese food that we introduced. Please come and experience food and sake pairings!

    Japan's No.1 Fukusihma SAKE Webinar
  • 2020.5.27
    Japan's NO.1 Fukushima Sake Webinar Start!                     
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    2020.5.27

    Dear Fans of Fukushima SAKE

    Thank you for always choosing Fukushima Sake.

    COVID-19 has kept us in our homes for a long period of time now so we will hold a Fukushima Sake Webinar to lighten the mood and help you relax with some Fukushima Sake.

    We uploaded the first sake webinar on YouTube. The video explains unique ways to drink sake based on different temperatures, so please, grab some sake and enjoy the video!

    We hope that the situation will be resolved as soon as possible, and we sincerely hope for the health and safety of everyone.

    Japan's No.1 Fukusihma SAKE Webinar
  • 2020.3.13
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    2020.3.13

    Dear Fans of Fukushima SAKE

    Thank you for always choosing Fukushima SAKE!
    Amid the evolving situation around COVID-19,
    having fully evaluated the opinions and advices received
    we have made the tough decision to cancel the tasting
    event scheduled on March 20 (Fri.) at Union Square Wines,
    taking the safety and health of you and your families into consideration.
    While monitoring the situation, we will arrange a tasting
    event again later and come back to you in a timely manner.
    Please look forward to the next opportunity.
    We wish COVID-19 will subside soon and hope to see all Fans of Fukushima SAKE in the near future.
    Please take care and see you again!

  • 2019.6.18
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    2019.6.18

    In 2019, sake from Fukushima Prefecture became the first in history to achieve the most Gold Prizes in the Japan Sake Awards for 7 consecutive years.

    2019
    Prize winners of the Annual Japan Sake Awards were announced.
    In this year's award, 857 brands of sake presented by sake breweries throughout Japan competed on quality.
    22 brands of sake produced in Fukushima Prefecture won "Gold prize", which is awarded to the very best brands among the prize winners.
    This has been the record-long seventh consecutive year for Fukushima to win the largest number of gold prizes in Japan.

  • 2018.9.30
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    2018.9.30

    In 2018, sake from Fukushima Prefecture became the first in history to achieve the most Gold Prizes in the Japan Sake Awards for 6 consecutive years.

    2018
    Furthermore, sake from Fukushima was awarded:
    ・IWC (International Wine Challenge) 2018 “Champion Sake,”recognized as the best sake in the world
    ・CMB (SAKE selection) Top Prize, the highest award
    Fukushima sake has a high reputation both in Japan and overseas.

  • 2018.9.30
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    2018.9.30

    Fukushima Sake Story WEB site has been released.

    This website introduces videos showing the characteristics of Fukushima sake and information about our New York sake shops.
    We plan to add more videos in the future.
    Sincerely.

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Why is
Fukushima's
sake good?

The secret behind the taste of Fukushima sake lies, without a doubt, behind the broad expanses of the prefecture, its climatic extremes of hot and cold, its abundant and delicious water, its high quality sake rice and, above all, the diligence and devotion of Fukushima’s sake brewers.
Sake brewing is simply impossible without a great investment in time and effort, and Fukushima sake is delicious because it is made with the utmost care by people who love sake from the bottoms of their hearts.
the marriage of modern and traditional techniques combines with natural ingredients to produce the very finest flavours in Japan. And it is with the utmost confidence that Fukushima’s breweries deliver sake with a wide variety of unique flavours and aromas. You will never grow tired of Fukushima sake.
The passion of Fukushima Prefecture and the devotion of its sake brewers combine to create a “Fukushima pride” which constantly strives for excellence.

Rice Rice

Rice

Fukushima Prefecture is renowned as one of Japan’s top ricegrowing regions, and several varieties of sake rice are grown specifically for use in sake brewing. Soil preparation using digital soil map data and thorough quality control processes allow for the very best use of Fukushima’s natural topography and ensures that its sake rice is of the highest quality. Since sake rice is such an essential ingredient in the brewing process it is grown with the utmost care and attention.

Water Water

Water

Water is an essential ingredient in sake brewing, and throughout the prefecture Fukushima can rely on an abundance of delicious sources such as the moderately hard water from the Abukuma-do limestone cave, and the subterranean rivers which flow from Mount Bandai. Water can also have an influence on the taste and texture of sake so, year after year, breweries are scrupulous in using their own water sources when producing their sake.

Brewers Brewers

Brewers

Fukushima Prefecture has its very own Sake Academy, where budding young prefectural brewers, outside of the framework of their companies and over a period of three years, acquire the knowledge and techniques of sake brewing. Lecturers, who are drawn from the likes of the prefecture’s traditional breweries, nurture the feledgling master brewers, teaching them the fundamental knowledge and techniques which are essential to the brewing of fine sake. the prefecture’s research institutes have also compiled a manual on how to produce high quality Ginjo sake as part of the ongoing “Fully Fukushima” quality improvement efforts.

Japan's Number One SAKE
FUKUSHIMA

2019
Fukushima Prefecture
"National Water Sake Review"
7th consecutive gold medal awards
In Japan

Japan's Number One SAKE FUKUSHIMA

Movie 01

NASAKE -Fukushima Sake Story-

MOVIE NASAKE -Fukushima Sake Story-
MOVIE NASAKE -Fukushima Sake Story-

A Japanese student, Reiko, drinks sake alone at a bar in N.Y.
Through a conversation with the man from Kentucky who's sitting next to her,

she realizes and regains something important from within her.
What is the hidden meaning of NASAKE in Fukushima's sake?
This is a heartwarming short film about a drink from one's hometown.

Characters

Reiko

Harrison

Planning / Direction: Fumio Takanezawa
Script: Fumio Takanezawa & Davis Eiichi Mizoi
Music:Hoppy Kamiyama

Produced by: ROBOT COMMUNICATIONS INC. / TOHOKU HAKUHODO

Movie 02

NASAKE2 Brewers-Fukushima Sake Story-

MOVIE 03 NASAKE2 Brewers
MOVIE 03 NASAKE2 Brewers

Determined to take over the brewery that has been left to her, Reiko returns to Fukushima. She starts work, warmly welcomed by the other brewers, but

becomes isolated after a series of failures. One night, the chief sake brewer serves Reiko some harsh words that make her question her assumptions. How does the spirit of “NASAKE” apply to making Fukushima sake?
This story of a group of pure-hearted brewers unfolds in a sake brewery in snowy Fukushima. Enjoy the second episode of this heartwarming series.

Original story: Takahiro Ichimura Planning / Director: Fumio Takanezawa Script: Davis Eiichi Mizoi
Produced by: ROBOT COMMUNICATIONS INC. / TOHOKU HAKUHODO

Movie 03

NASAKE3 Tokyo-Fukushima Sake Story-

MOVIE 03 NASAKE3 Tokyo
MOVIE 03 NASAKE3 Tokyo

Reiko and her co-brewers come to Tokyo to sell their award winning sake. At a bar they visit after work, Reiko meets a foreign young man drinking Japanese sake.

What's his story? Many are inspired and connected through NASAKE. Don't miss the last episode of this heartwarming series.

Planning / Director: Fumio Takanezawa
Planning / Script: Davis Eiichi Mizoi
Produced by: ROBOT COMMUNICATIONS INC. / TOHOKU HAKUHODO

Movie 04

FUKUSHIMA 8K -Fukushima Sake Story-

MOVIE 02 FUKUSHIMA 8K
MOVIE 02 FUKUSHIMA 8K

Why Fukushima's Sake gets the first prize in Japan?
For seeking the answer, we traveled around Fukushima in the harvest season of rice

which Japanese Sake made of.
Water born from a rich natural landscape.
"Sakagura" Sake store house and achievement of "Toji" master brewer, they has been inherited for long times.
In Fukushima, there are 50 Sakagura, in there, Sake has been developed by inherited skill and continual improvement, in harmony with the regions and competitive with each other.

Fukushima is also production area of various kinds of ingredients.
Chefs in that Fukushima try to get a great Sake with high dimensions and diversity.
Sake also has been honed by dishes.

That culture and environment are the answer of the championship of Fukushima's Sake.

In this time, we shot and made a film products about culture and environment concerning Sake by 8k camera, we 'd like to share it to the world widely.

FUKUSHIMA 8K
FUKUSHIMA 8K

Direction / Editor:EikawaYuki
Filming:Takashi Matsumura、Motonari Baba
Music:Wolves Unite Japan, Inc.

Movie 05

FUKUSHIMA 8K 2020(Nature and brewers)

MOVIE 05 FUKUSHIMA 8K 2020
MOVIE 05 FUKUSHIMA 8K 2020

When the snow deepens, Fukushima sake breweries start preparation.
As the rice steaming process proceeds in Aizu breweries,

icicles from the roof continues growing. After filming places related to sake making in Fukushima, I felt I understood where the charm of Fukushima's sake came from, and was overcome by the deepness and the mysteriousness of making sake.
The rivers flowing from the snowy mountains contain clear shiny water, which gave me an image that overlapped with sake being poured.

Planning : Fukushima Trade Promotion Division
Director / Editor : Yuki Nagakawa
Camera : Takashi Matsumura, Motonachi Baba
Music : Big Score Audio

Movie 06

FUKUSHIMA 8K 2020(Nature and brewers) long ver.

MOVIE 06 FUKUSHIMA 8K 2020 long ver.
MOVIE 06 FUKUSHIMA 8K 2020 long ver.

When the snow deepens, Fukushima sake breweries start preparation.
As the rice steaming process proceeds in Aizu breweries,

icicles from the roof continues growing. After filming places related to sake making in Fukushima, I felt I understood where the charm of Fukushima's sake came from, and was overcome by the deepness and the mysteriousness of making sake.
The rivers flowing from the snowy mountains contain clear shiny water, which gave me an image that overlapped with sake being poured.

Planning : Fukushima Trade Promotion Division
Director / Editor : Yuki Nagakawa
Camera : Takashi Matsumura, Motonachi Baba
Music : Big Score Audio

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