Hachinohe sake brewery was established in 1775; it’s wooden buildings date to the Taisho era. The current Toji (aka. head of the brewery) is Ito Masami: a descendant of both Nanbu Toji (aka. Northern-style) and Kan-Jikomi (aka. cold, slow fermentation style). Ito san produces ‘Mutsu Hassen’ sake as part of the Ganja Natural Sake Club: a group devoted to sustainable cultivation of rice and water used for sake brewing.
This Junmai Ginjo Sake won the Bronze Medal at the 2017 International Sake Challenge and is balanced as a sphere; a forceful beginning proceeded by a mellow, slow retreat as if a wave; this Sake is begging for food.