Have You Ever Been To Tochigi Prefecture? Maybe You Can Recognize This Sake?08 Jul 2021
Have You Ever Been to Tochigi Prefecture?
Located in the Kanto region of Honshu island, Tochigi Prefecture is best known for its vast and rich nature as well as the the many famous sightseeing spots, such as Shinkyo bridge, the three wise monkeys, and many onsens. Nikko, a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, is home to UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Shrines and Temples of Nikko. It consists of the Nikko Tosho-gu shrine, Nikko Futarasan Jinja shrine, and Nikkozan Rinnoji Temple, which contain a total of 103 religious buildings and structures and the natural setting around them.
If you've ever been to Utsunomiya (the capital city of Tochigi prefecture) you have probably tried gyoza. The city is famous for its gyoza dumplings, and they’re a huge producer of chives which are used for the filling. While eating gyoza, have you possibly tried sake from Tochigi prefecture? If you haven't, or you would like to remember the taste of delicious gyoza and premium quality sake from Tochigi, we have just the rights products so you can have that experience conveniently at your home!
Brewery in Tochigi - Tsuji Zenbei Shoten
Founded in 1754, Tsuji Zenbei Shoten is a traditional sake brewery that has been brewing sake in Tochigi prefecture for more than 200 years. While preserving the history and tradition, they have always adopted the latest technologies, and their Junmai Ginjo is brewed with local rice and water. With the slogan, "homemade taste is possible because we are small", they aim to brew sake with the unique taste of Tochigi in close contact with the local community.
To experience the unique Tochigi sake, we recommend trying their Junmai Ginjo made with Gohyakumangoku, a sake rice with a polishing ratio of 53%. The middle part of the sake, which has the least amount of odd flavors, is bottled without any heat treatment. The aroma has a hint of fruitiness, and the palate is crisp, fresh and refreshing. It does not interfere with food at all.
The best food match this sake is, of course, gyoza! Our Strong Pork Gyoza is juicy and tasty pork Gyoza with Japanese style thin skins. It's easy to prepare in just a few minutes, so you can easily enjoy the taste of Tochigi Prefecture!