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


New summer menu available now | Nishikura cafe of Tsuji honten

Summer is coming! Please taste the perfect for refresh yourself on hot summer days.The bitterness of tonic and coffee is interesting to taste.
Check out our Espresso Tonic is now at Nishikura cafe.


Miyashita Sake Brewery’s wins grand gold medal in The Fine Sake Awards Japan 2017

Miyashita Sake Brewery’s “Daiginjo Kiwami Hijiri Mukashishibori Tobindori” was awarded the grand gold medal in The Fine Sake Awards Japan 2017.

The judging was carried out on February 24th, with 673 entries from 242 different sake breweries. 34 grand gold medal and 160 gold medals were awarded.

There are three categories: the main category, sparkling sake category, and Daiginjo category.

The award ceremony & reception was held at Academy Hills (Roppongi, Minato Ward) on April 18th.

Daiginjo Kiwami Hijiri Mukashishibori Tobindori


Kikuchi Sake Brewery awarded in The International Wine Challenge 2017

Kikuchi Sake Brewery’s “Sanzen Junmai Daiginjo Genshu” (genshu: undiluted sake) won a gold medal in the International Wine Challenge 2017 in the Junmai Daiginjo class of the sake category.

The competition is the largest wine competition in the world. There were 341 entries in the Junmai Daiginjo class from different breweries; only 14 sakes were chosen to receive gold medals and “Sanzen Junmai Daiginjo Genshu” received the honor.

The award has emboldened the brewers’ to continue to produce the best sake they can.

Awarded Sakes, Kikuchi Sake Brewery


Shiragiku Sake Brewery awarded in the International Wine Competition 2017

Sakes produced by Shiragiku Sake Brewery were awarded two silver stars and one bronze medal in the sake category in the International Wine Challenge 2017, the largest wine competition in the world.

The brewers commented, “We are so happy that we have continuously earned an honorable awards. We hope sake becomes a popular alcoholic beverage world wide.”

Awarded Sakes, Shiragiku Sake Brewery


G7 Education Ministers Meeting in Kurashiki, Okayama

Kikuchi Sake Brewery received a letter of appreciation from the mayor of Kurashiki City for providing “Sanzen Junmai Daiginjo Genshu” (genshu: undiluted sake) at the welcome reception for the G7 Education Ministers Meeting in Kurashiki.


The G7 Education Ministers Meeting in Kurashiki

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