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MORIKUNI SHUZO

  • “fuwafuwa.” Junmai Ginjo“fuwafuwa.” Junmai Ginjo

    It's premium sake on the dry side. The taste is refined and complex, with sophisticated flavors and elegant aromatics.

  • “fufufu.” Ginjo“fufufu.” Ginjo

    It's premium sake slightly on the dry side. The taste is light and clean, with a gentle fragrance and mature flavors.

  • “utouto.” Junmai“utouto.” Junmai

    It has mature and sophisticated flavors, and the tail disappears smoothly.

  • “bibibi.” Honjozo“bibibi.” Honjozo

    This sake is dry and sharp. It has good substance with a rich and full flavor, and the tail disappears quickly.

  • “Ta-no-kami” (God of rice fields) junmai“Ta-no-kami” (God of rice fields) junmai
  • “Koi-no-shizuku” (Drops of love) Ginjo Genshu“Koi-no-shizuku” (Drops of love) Ginjo Genshu
  • “Mori” (Forest) Ginjo Nama Chozo“Mori” (Forest) Ginjo Nama Chozo
  • Ginjo
    “Ginjo” is sake brewed from highly polished rice and fermented at a low temperature for a relatively long period. Its distinctive features are its aroma and delicate flavor. Best served chilled to retain the flavor.
  • Dai-ginjo
    “Dai-ginjo” is sake brewed using rice with a seimai-buai(rate of polishing rice ) of at least 50%. The brewing process for dai-ginjo saké is more labor intensive than other types. Very much “hands-on” brewing.
  • Junmai
    “Junmai” is sake made simply from rice and koji (malted rice). It has a unique rich flavor. it can be enjoyed in various ways: warmed, chilled, on the rocks, or mixed with hot water.
  • Honjozo
    “Honjozo” is sake made with rice, water, koji and a very small amount of pure distilled alcohol to help extract flavour and aroma. Light, mildly fragrant and easy to drink.
  • Genshu
    “Genshu” will have a high alcohol content and a strong flavor because no water was added after it was pressed. To serve, hot or cold water may be added.
  • Nama-chozo
    “Nama-chozo” is sake only pasteurized once either after or before maturation, respectively. It has a fresh aroma. So, it is best served chilled.

“MORIKUNI SHUZO” which is the only sake brewery in Shodo-shima island

The message from the representative director
Morikuni was established in 2005.
Shodoshima is an nature-rich island which has a traditional technology of brewing. The sake brewery, which existed before in Shodoshima, gave up its business about 35 years ago. Since then, there wasn’t any ‘jizake’ (local sake) here. But now, we challenge to revive brewing sake of Shodoshima.
Sake consumption in Japan has been on a steady declining trend, with the diversification of cuisine and alcoholic beverages.
But we continue to devote ourselves to brew really delicious sake. We hope that many people drink it as ‘sake of Shodoshima’ habitually and forever.
Through brewing good sake, we want to contribute to development of this island.
Representative Director  Aki Ikeda
Japan. Endless Discovery.

NEWS

    23 Mar 2017
    Hachihachi Junmai made with rice harvested from the Nakayama terraced rice fields in Shodoshima won the OMOTENASHI Selection 2017 Award.
    28 Sep 2016
    Masu Iroiro Set was selected for the second consecutive year for The Wonder 500 project to discover and promote Japan’s finest local products around the world.
    Jul 2016
    Fufufu Ginjo won the Silver Medal in each category in the Sake Competition at the Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2015.
    13 Feb 2016
    Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Motoo Hayashi visited Morikuni Shuzo.
    3 Feb 2016
    Morikuni Shuzo won the Kagawa Advanced Business Model 2015 prize awarded by the Kagawa Industry Support Foundation.
    9 Oct 2015
    dot architects, designers of Morikuni Bakery, was selected to exhibit at the International Architecture Exhibition 2016 - Venice Biennale. For details, see The Japan Foundation official website.
    27 Aug 2015
    Masu Iroiro Set was selected for The Wonder 500 project sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to discover and promote Japan’s finest local products around the world.
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