What's new

Imada Fukucho Cosmos Junmai Ginjo

A typical hiyaoroshi autumn sake, refreshing with a crisp finish.

Welcome to our Japan community!

A discussion forum for all Things Japanese. Join Today! It is fast, simple, and FREE!

Sake specs

Hiroshima (広島)
Rice type
Domestic rice (国産米)
Polishing rate (semaibuai)
Kōjimai 50%, kakemai 60%
Alcohol content
Fukuchō Akisakura (Cosmos) Hiyaoroshi (富久長 秋櫻 コスモス純米吟醸酒 ひやおろし) is a Junmai Ginjō with calm taste, a refreshing ginjō aroma and a crisp finish. It is a typical autumn sake. The brewery recommends serving it at room temperature, not too cold.

Fukuchō Akisakura (Cosmos) Hiyaoroshi (富久長 秋櫻 コスモス純米吟醸酒 ひやおろし)

Fukuchō Akisakura (Cosmos) Hiyaoroshi (富久長 秋櫻 コスモス純米吟醸酒 ひやおろし) Fukuchō Akisakura (Cosmos) Hiyaoroshi (富久長 秋櫻 コスモス純米吟醸酒 ひやおろし)

About the brewery

Imada Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Name in Japanese
株式会社 今田酒造本店
3734 Akitsucho Mitsu, Higashihiroshima, Hiroshima 739-2402
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 terms of annual sake production. The region is famous for its soft water and its 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 Tokyo 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 their beautiful fragrances and refined flavour. Imada Miho has continued and perfected the art of ginjō: in 2017 her Fukucho 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 own hybrid yeast starter, and experimented with white kōji.

More info on Imada Brewery:

Latest reviews

Colour / hue
Pale Yellow
This wasn't our first Fukucho; however, the Cosmos convinced us that Imada Miho deserves her accolades. The Akisakura is a hiyaoroshi, an autumn sake, made in spring that has matured over the summer. It has a sublimely fruity nose reminiscent of pineapple with floral notes. Fruity and umami it has a crisp and mildly sour finish. A marvellous autumn brew.
Upvote 0


There are no comments to display.

sake information

Added by
Last update
5.00 star(s) 1 ratings
〒739-2402 広島県東広島市安芸津町三津3734

More in Junmai Ginjō

More from JREF

Top Bottom