- Saitama (埼玉)
- Rice type
- Sai no Kagayaki (彩のかがやき)
- Polishing rate (semaibuai)
- Alcohol content
Tōa Sake Mujinamo (東亜 貉藻) is made with Sainokagayaki rice harvested in Hanyū, Saitama. It has a slightly light and dry taste that goes well with dishes like sashimi, salted fish, hot pots and red meat. It is recommended to serve it heated, chilling it will further enhance its crisp texture.
Mujinamo (貉藻) refers to a rare carnivorous plant known as 'Aldrovanda vesiculosa' or 'Waterwheel plant,' which was first discovered in Japan in 1890 by the botanist Makino Tomitaro Makino. The plant has no roots and floats in the water. It used to grow wild in various parts of Japan; however, nowadays, there is only one natural habitat left at Hōzōjinuma Mujinamo Jikiji (宝蔵寺沼ムジナモ自生地), a swamp in Hanyū, where Tōa Sake Brewery is located. The species is protected as 'natural monument' (国指定の天然記念物).
About the brewery
- Tōa Shuzō
- Name in Japanese
- 〒348-0054 Saitama, Hanyu, Nishi, 4-1-11
- Online store
オンラインショップ｜株式会社東亜酒造埼玉県羽生市の東亜酒造｜晴菊 ゴールデンホース武州や武蔵 風雪まろやか焼酎をはじめとした清酒、ウイスキー、リキュールなどを製造・販売しています。2021年2月羽生蒸溜所が復活しウイスキーの自社蒸溜を再開しました。www.toanokura.com
Tōa Shuzō (東亜酒造), located in Hanyū, Saitama, was founded in Chichibu in 1625. The brewery moved to its present location in 1941 and has won countless national and international awards for its Harugiku (晴菊) brand. Tōa Shuzō has been producing whiskey since 1962.