Azuma Rikishi

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Country of Origin: Japan
Location: Tochigi Prefecture, Kanto
People: Kenichi Shimazaki, President

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Azuma Rikishi (720 ml) Junmai Ginjyo, Tochigi Prefecture Login In Stock

Founded in 1849, the Shimazaki Brewery brand Azuma Rikishi was created after the second generation’s favorite sport; sumo. Taking inspiration from the formidable term rikishi whose kanji symbolizes “gentleman of strength,” the brand’s ethos is to sufficiently draw out the umami inherent in rice to create a hearty brew.

Shimazaki Brewery utilizes an old WWII tank-building cave for sake storage. They acquired the cave in 1970 and started making long-term aged sake. They are now seen as a leading brewer of long-term aged sake.

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The Japan Times: Sake-making Mission: the Last Step

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