Akano, Niwatazumi, Junmai Ginjo

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Product Name Akano, Niwatazumi, Junmai Ginjo
Location 38-1, Akanokou, Aki City, Kochi prefecture
Head Brewer Yoshiyuki Ogi
Rice Brand Tosa Nishiki (produced in Kochi prefecture)
Percentage of Rice Milling 60%
Alcohol Content 16%
Mother Water Underwater of the Akano river



light fresh fruity soft
sharp dry sweet rich

About Brewer

This brewery is located in Aki City, Kochi Prefecture, where the Akano River and its renowned sweetfish can also be found. A relatively small brewery, they bring a playful and adventurous spirit to their craft. Some might have you believe that the name Akitora – ‘The Tiger of Aki’ – derives from the Hanshin Tigers baseball team, who use Aki City as a spring training ground, but don’t be fooled. The name actually derives from Aki Kunitora, a feudal lord with a fiery history who once resided in the local castle. The sake, by contrast, adopts a welcoming demeanor with its mild flavor. 

About Product

A sister brand to the popular Akitora, the term Niwatazumi encapsulates the poetic nature of rain water and its ephemeral passage from still pool to rushing stream. The sake likewise adopts an unassuming nature before suddenly asserting itself on the palate. A subtle scent of banana rouses the appetite, followed by savory notes, a slight sweetness, and soft acidity – each of these elements harmonized in an exquisite balance. A particularly good match for any cuisine featuring vinegar.

Suitable Dish

Sushi (Sushi rice), sliced ginger prepared in vinegar, vinegared crumb, vinegared cuisine in general, grated white radish with lemon, Chawanmushi (a savory Japanese steamed egg custard with assorted ingredients). 

Recommended Temperature Range


Recommended Vessel

Pottery flat cup with wide aperture