‘Gozenshu the silence “Clean Reverb”’ awarded an honor prize in The 9th Omachi Summit

The Omachi Summit is a tasting contest to assess and celebrate sake made from Omachi rice from all over Japan.


Tsuji Honten exhibited their new brand ‘gozenshu the silence “Clean Reverb”’ and was awarded an honorable prize. Clean Reverb is an extremely pleasant, good quality sake to drink.


If you want to know more about ‘gozenshu the silence “Clean Reverb”’, please visit the brewery’s website 

Tsuji Honten ‘gozenshu the silence “Clean Reverb”’ (Japanese only)


このサミットで辻本店のgozenshu the silence 「Clean Reverb」が優等賞を獲得しました。

Clean Reverbはとても飲みやすく、飲み飽きしないスマートさのある仕上がりとなっています。

Clean Reverbのことを詳しく知りたい方はこちらの記事をご確認ください。


The Okayama Autumn Sake Festival 2017

This September from the 15th to the 17th, the Okayama Autumn Sake Festival will be held in Shimoishii Park along the Nishigawa Green Canal Park in Okayama City.


Kikuchi Sake Brewery and Miyashita Sake Brewery will join in the Autumn Sake Festival.
These breweries are trying to draw domestic customers attention to the high quality of Okayama-produced sake.


In recent years, Japanese people are turning away from sake; they are turning towards whiskey, wine, and the other alcohol from outside Japan. This sake festival is an the excellent opportunity for both sake breweries and people who do not know much about sake to come together.

9月の15日から17日にかけて、岡山 秋の酒まつりが下石井公園で開催され、菊池酒造と宮下酒造が参加することになりました。




A new shop Miyashita Sake brewery just opened.

A new shop Miyashita Sake brewery opened next to the brewery on 30th June. At the shop, you can buy various sake made by Miyashita Sake Brewery. In the restaurant, you can enjoy meals that match Miyashita brewed sake. You can also take a tour of sake warehouse.
–This site Japanese only available





Young people enjoyed helping plant rice in Omachi rice farmer’s rice field

Summer is a busy season for rice farmers, and Mr.Okuyama is no exception.

On a day when he had time, he invited neighbors to enjoy helping with rice planting and a BBQ party.

The day was hot and humid, but people had fun at this unusual activity.

Okuyama is producing Omachi rice for sake breweries, and he also has been forming a local community through the rice planting event.


Bizen Ware Market in Okayama City 2017

On the 14th May 2017, the Higashiyama Bizen Ware Market was held in Okayama City for vitalizing the local economy.


Products from the Bizen area, especially Bizen ware, were featured at this event. There were a wide variety of food booths and pottery booths with unique work by the potters themselves.

Some visitors enjoyed Japanese ‘matcha’ tea served in Bizen ware at this mobile tatami tea wagon. Many families and Bizen ware lovers came this market.


The prizes “Kura Master – le grand concours de sake japonais de Paris 2017”

We’re honored of the prizes of Kura master award which is a Sake contest in France the first time.

Kikuchi Sake Brewery and Miyashita Brewery from Quality Okayama team got award each.

The contest announces like below(from the official website).

Kura Master is the first contest of Japanese sake in France. There have already been several Japanese sake competitions in the world, but our goal is a Japanese Sake contest for French by the French. Simultaneously we will create a place where you can experience the marriage between Japanese sake and French and Japanese gastronomy. This culture in gastronomy is always very important and essential for cultural understanding between countries.

The judges are all French, the French sommeliers and professionals of the food industry, chefs, confectioners, restaurants, teachers of schools of the hotel or gastronomy. We not only wanted to organize a competition but also we compose Japanese sake courses in harmony with gastronomy and also invite producers and thus bring together amateurs and professionals.


[ Kikuchi Sake Brewery ]
Junmai – Gold prize / Sanzen Tokubetsu Junmai Omachi
Junmai Daiginjo – Platinum prize / Sanzen Daiginjo



[ Miyashita Brewery ]

Junmai Daiginjo – Gold prize / Kiwamihijiri Junmai Daiginjo Takashimaomachi

Miyashita Sake Brewery




Kura Master 日本酒審査風景
Kura Master 日本酒審査風景
Kura Master 日本酒審査風景



この度、Quality Okayamaの「菊地酒造」「宮下酒造」の日本酒が、フランスで初めてとなる日本酒のコンテスト、「Kura Master – le grand concours de sake japonais de Paris 2017」で受賞いたしました。

フランスで初めてとなる日本酒のコンテスト、「Kura Master – le grand concours de sake japonais de Paris 2017」がパリ7区にあるAtelier Eiffelで平成29年6月26日に行われました。この度の審査会では、フランス各地から集まった、ソムリエ、レストラン関係者、ホテル・料理学校関係者などのプロフェッショナルな方、32名を中心に構成し、全員事前に日本酒の概要と利き酒・評価方法のレクチャーを受けた上で、ワインの専門家としての立ち位置で日本酒を審査いたしました。


「Kura Master」は下記の様な目的の場であると発表しています。




菊池酒造 = 「純米部門 金賞」燦然 特別純米 雄町
「純米大吟醸部門 プラチナ賞」燦然 純米大吟醸

宮下酒造 = 「純米大吟醸部門 金賞」極聖 純米大吟醸 高島雄町

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