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Fukuchō Hattansō Junmai Daiginjō Kusa

Imada's Fukuchō Hattansō Junmai Daiginjō "Kusa" is made of Hattansō rice grown in Akitakada. It is undiluted with an alcohol content of 14% and a natural, light finish while retaining its robust and wild taste.
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Sake specs

Prefecture
Hiroshima (広島)
Rice type
Hattansō (八反草)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
Kōjimai 50%, kakemai 50%
Alcohol content
14%
Imada Fukuchō Hattansō Junmai Daiginjō Kusa (富久長 八反草 純米大吟醸 草)

Imada's Fukuchō Hattansō Junmai Daiginjō "Kusa" (富久長 八反草 純米大吟醸 "草") is made of Hattansō rice grown in Akitakada. It is an undiluted sake but has an alcohol content of 14%, close to wine, and a natural, light finish while retaining the robust and wild taste of the Hattansō herb. The aim is to create a sake quality that accentuates herbs and leafy vegetables' green tones and bitterness. The Kusa is carefully pasteurised and stored in-bottle to preserve the freshly pressed flavour.


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2019 edition (Junmai Daiginjo Hattan Grass 40 純米大吟醸 八反草40):


Junmai Daiginjo Hattan Grass 40 純米大吟醸 八反草40

About the brewery

Brewery
Imada Shuzō
Name in Japanese
今田酒造
Address
3734 Akitsuchō Mitsu, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima 739-2402
Phone
0846-45-0003
Website
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Imada Brewery is located in Akitsu, Higashi-Hiroshima, facing the Seto Inland Sea and was founded in 1868. Hiroshima is one of Japan's top regions of sake production; the prefecture ranks among the top six in annual sake production. The region is famous for its soft water and smooth sake with a solid, lively fragrance. The brewery is run in the fifth generation by Imada Miho (今田美穂), one of the few female tōji (brewmaster) in Japan. She learned the trade from her father, Imada Yukinao but also enrolled in the National Research Institute of Brewing and later graduated from Meiji University's law faculty. After working for the cultural activities section in a Tōkyō department store, she returned to Hiroshima and took over the brewery. In 2020, the BBC included her in their list of the world's 100 influential women of the year.

Hiroshima is renowned for its ginjō-style sake varieties with beautiful fragrances and refined flavour. Imada Miho has continued and perfected the art of ginjō: in 2017, her Fukuchō ginjō won the platinum award for Junmai sake at Kura Master 2017, an annual contest selecting the best sakes from over 550 sake brands across Japan. Imada also experimented with heirloom rice varieties that had been out of use for centuries, created her hybrid yeast starter, and experimented with white kōji.

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Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
Clarity
Clear
Fukucho's Kusa carries the Imada handwriting, based on Hatanso rice and Hiroshima yeast. It has a sweet nose with hints of fruits and vanilla; it is light, with slight prickling effervescence, and, true to its name ("kusa" means grass), displays a herbal character with mild bitterness and a faint spiciness. Splendid!
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Junmai Daiginjō
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Location
〒739-2402 広島県東広島市安芸津町三津3734

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