A strong impressive taste with good body. This is specially recommended for sake lovers who prefer rich-tasting sake. This goes perfectly with strong-flavored dishes, including Chinese food and Western cooking. As can be expected from the sake rice Tajima Goriki, this sake tastes satisfying with a strong umami and rich flavor. The vibrant taste of this sake is perfect when for a fun party with your friends.
Imaging a gently standing subtle flower
Rojoh-Hana-Ari is named after a Zen dialogue to express our wish to make sake that gives people an emotional enlightenment to be impressed even by a little flower on the street. The taste of sake changes by sake rice. For example, while Yamada Nishiki is used for Aoi of the same sake series, this sake is brewed from rare sake rice called Tajima Goriki harvested in the local area to create a more Tamba-like sake. Enjoy the different tastes derived from different types of sake rice.
Rare sake rice Tajima Goriki
Tajima Goriki was considered to be difficult to grow as it hadn't been cultivated for more than 60 years. But it is back in production finally. This type of rice is ideal for sake making but very difficult to cultivate because it grows tall and is very vulnerable to wind and rain. But its strong vital force to survive in nature is noticeable in the taste of this sake. Take this occasion to enjoy the rich and strong umami of rare Tajima Goriki.
Brewing process to keep it fresh
Our focus in sake making is freshness. By brewing throughout the year, we maintain the freshness of our products and provide fresh sake to our customers at all times.
All water used in our brewing process is from the well on our property (soft water) that comes from the Takeda River in Tamba. As you can read in the Japanese comic book, Oishinbo, it is said, “It’s amazing how, once you take a sip, you can feel the richness of the taste in your mouth, and once you swallow it, it’s gone. This is indeed a crisp and clear sake.” This precious water is a lifeline of sake making in Tamba.
The pretty black bottle with moss green flower petals is daring but a little nostalgic with an outstanding sense of presence. With an impressive design which is hard to forget, this sake is recommended as a gift. This original design expresses the world of dreams created by Mr. Hirosuke Watanuki, known as Muhouan. The name, letters and bottle design of Nishiyama Shuzojo's Kotsuzumi are a very unique expression and have gained a great reputation from fans.
Enjoy the rich flavor with meat dishes or Chinese cooking
This is best served at room temperature or chilled. A traditional sake cup or wine glass is recommended. This sake particularly goes well with dishes with rich flavor and umami such as meat dishes and Chinese cooking.