On 26th April, the 16th sake salon of the sake2020 project was held with Mr. Kenichiro Kojima from Toko in Yamagata prefecture.
They are the 11th oldest sake brewery, established in 1957. They were unusually permitted to brew sake for the load and KAMI, spirit of Shinto, even under prohibition ordinance in the famine.
Kitajima sake brewery is located along old Tokaido Road. Ishibe-syuku, the 3rd post station from Kyoto, is very near from the brewery. The Kitajima family started brewing sake from 1805.
The 36th Japan Sake Tasting Competition was held on 28th Oct. sponsored by Japan Sake And Shochu Makers Association at Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo.
This year, the International Category is newly opened.
This will be held in English for non-Japanese speaking sake lovers!