The attention afforded to Japanese sake, globally, is increasing. In future, if the branding of Hokkaido sake and the marriage of “land, food and sake” continue to advance, it will become hugely advantageous to Hokkaido’s tourism industry.
Therefore, Hokkaido sake LOVE
For those who want to enjoy and learn about sake from Hokkaido, “Sake Bar Kamada” in Susukino is the place. The owner, Mr. Takashi Kamada, is an expert on sake.
Kamada Takashi shares the attractiveness of Hokkaido sake to the world. At an interview at Sake Bar Kamada which is filled with his thoughts, we heard his story about his love of Hokkaido sake and his sake life.
The present and future of Hokkaido sake
Hokkaido’s refined sake is high quality and popular around the world. We asked the managing director of Hokkaido Sake Brewers Association, Kadota Akira, about the current situation and outlook.
To a Hokkaido sake brewery
Asahikawa is the only place in Hokkaido that boasts three sake breweries. Why have these breweries been able to continue making sake, uninterrupted?
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Asahikawa has all the right conditions – the underground water from the Taisetsu Mountains, local rice and cold climate. However, at this northern sake brewery there’s another factor.
Memories of breweries and communities
Memories of breweries and communities(1)
Honma Taizo, founder of the Kunimare Shuzo—Japan’s northernmost sake brewery—located in Mashike Town, came to Otaru from Sado Island at the beginning of the Meiji period, establishing a business in Mashike in 1875. His story sheds light on the Sea of Japan as a major shipping thoroughfare at the time.
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