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Konnichiwa! My name is Chika! I am from Iwate, Japan. And YES, Iwate is area the Nanbu Tojis are from, and they beverage affected and accomplished account that win abounding awards and are admired all over the world.

When I lived in Tokyo, bodies asked me area I was from and they consistently said, "Oh you are from Iwate, that agency you charge be a drinker!" Back I was growing up, Iwate account was everywhere for any occasion: wedding, adieu party, funeral, etc. You alcohol account with aggregation and allotment the moment and happiness/sadness together. Account is article that unites accompany and ancestors and makes the bonds tighter. That's what I was accomplished and that's what I still believe.

My hobbies are cooking, blockage out confined and restaurants, traveling, arena the piano and ukulele. I adulation food, abnormally Japanese cuisine. I've becoming Japanese Cuisine Adviser Affidavit Akin 2 in 2022.

I am a Certified All-embracing Kikizake-shi (Sommelier) SSI.

I've additionally becoming Level 3 Accolade in Sake 2021.

I am a big sports fan. I acclimated to be a ski instructor. I additionally like to comedy tennis and go disc golfing, as able-bodied as watch football and basketball games. Afore Accurate Sake, I formed at biking agencies and restaurants (mostly accomplished dining, including Japanese, French, and Chinese).

I am aflame to altercate about account and aliment with you!

This abundance is abounding with abundant sake, but if I accept to chose, actuality are my picks (updated 1/10/22):

Akabu Junmai - From Iwate, my home! This is a affectionate of account that I would adulation to accessible at any occasion, including appropriate omakase sushi night and actual accidental day bubbler at home. This Junmai absolutely can breach a lot of people's stereotypes of what Junmai account can be. If you alone had actual archetypal appearance Junmai you ability get abashed at the alpha because it additionally has some fruity tones, juiciness and aerial umami. Additionally a fun fact: whenever I allocution to my account accompany in Japan, we allocution about Akabu. They say Akabu sakes are adamantine to acquisition and they get awash out actual quickly. So it is air-conditioned that we carries three altered brews from Akabu in the abundance appropriate now.

Toko Junmai Daiginjo "Ultraluxe" - From Yamagata. I still bethink back the actual aboriginal sip of this sake, I said, "wow, WHAT IS THIS?"  Juicy ablaze alpha takes you to a adventure of flavors of pear, rice, again fiery finish. This is a affectionate of canteen that I would like to alcohol attractive at dusk by itself afore dinner. Such a absurd comfortable bottle. Don't balloon to amusement yourself sometimes!


Tonoike Sanran Ginjo -From Tochigi. This is such a fantastic, brittle and affected canteen that does not amount you abundant and that's is awesome. The close acidity makes the fruitiness counterbalanced and absolutely pleasant. It is adorable and brittle so this canteen never accomplish it abutting day at my abode because it is so appetizing and easy. 

Noguchi Yamahai Honjozo Muroka Nama Genshu - From Ishikawa. This is the account that I appetite to sip and adore aloof by itself. I've never tasted annihilation like this! Actual circuitous and lively. Not a Yamahai fan? No worries. The flavors you commonly get from Yamahai are attenuate in this bottle, and it's additionally fruity.


Aizu Chujo Junmai Ginjo - From Fukushima. Absurd canteen with so abundant fruity balm and tastes, but does not alcohol candied because it has some minerality. It's artlessly delicious! I adulation bond this with a lot of mollusk like hotate, amaebi, crab.... yum!!

Fukucho Junmai Sparkling "Seaside" - From Hiroshima. The actuality that this is brewed by CHANGEABLE brewmaster makes me like this canteen alike more. Sparkling account is a growing brand in Adorn and I abutment it with passion. Aloof like we accessible Albino on your appropriate day, I like to accessible sparkling account back I toast. Amuse accord it a try with this refreshing, citrusy, crisp, brut-like sake.


Please stop by anytime to allocution about anything, like your admired restaurants and your plan for a cruise to Adorn etc. I allotment my belief with account and aliment on @chika_loves_food!


  • Akabu Junmai

    Akabu Junmai


    The adenoids on this band admired account has corn, aflame rice, persimmon, peach, candied carrots, and citrus aromas. The brewer of this account advisedly d...

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  • Toko Junmai Daiginjo

    Toko Junmai Daiginjo "Ultraluxe"

    Junmai Daiginjo Fukurotsuri

    At continued aftermost Toko is accessible in the US and that is abundant news. The adenoids on this abundantly comfortable account is a appropriate accumulating of candied rice, ...

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  • Tonoike Sanran Ginjo
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    Tonoike Sanran Ginjo


    The adenoids on this IWC Gold Badge acceptable Ginjo is a fun accumulating of citrus, tropical, and chrism soda aromas. This apple chic Ginjo is round, brig...

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  • Noguchi Naohiko Miyamanishiki Yamahai Honjozo Muroka Nama Genshu
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    Noguchi Naohiko Miyamanishiki Yamahai Honjozo Muroka Nama Genshu

    Yamahai Honjozo Muroka Nama Genshu

    The adenoids on this basic and undiluted beverage is an amazing arrangement of citrus, seeds, straw, chestnuts, yogurt, and buttery aromas. So you anticipate y...

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  • Aizu Chujo Yumenokaori Junmai Ginjo

    Aizu Chujo Yumenokaori Junmai Ginjo

    Junmai Ginjo

    The adenoids on this account fabricated with Yumenokaori brewing rice formed to 55% is a beginning accumulating of blueberry, melon, pear, plum, and bubblegum aromas....

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  • Fukucho Junmai

    Fukucho Junmai "Seaside Sparkling"

    Junmai Sparkling

    The adenoids on this accessory canteen brewed (not carbonated) sparkling beverage is a bound accumulating of yogurt, cream, yeast, citrus, and Lemonhead Ca...

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