July 15 Is Mango Day! Celebrate with Mango Fruit Sake!

 July 15 Is Mango Day in Japan!


In 2000, Okinawa Prefecture designated the 15th of July, the peak shipping season for mangoes, as 'Mango Day', and is conducting a sales promotion campaign to promote the appeal of Okinawan mangoes - 'ripe, fresh and tasty' - and to increase consumption.


Okinawa's mango production accounts for approximately 50% of the national share, making it the largest producer in the country, and is a representative product that drives the prefecture's fruit tree industry, which makes the most of the characteristics of the region's subtropical marine climate, the only one of its kind in Japan.



Interesting Facts About Mangoes in Japan


Mango was introduced to Japan from Taiwan around 1950.
Mangos produced in Okinawa are in-season between mid June throughout mid August.
Okinawa's main island, as well as Miyako and Ishigaki islands, are the main growing areas.
Originally from Japan, the Miyazaki mangoes are considered amongst the costliest fruits in the world.


How About Trying Mango Fruit Sake?


If you are bored of just eating mangoes, a novel and unique way of consuming mango is fruit sake!


Miwaku fruit sake series are produced by Aichi based Maruishi Jozo, an award winning brewery with more than 330 years of sake brewing experience. The base is junmai-shu so you can also expect a high-quality taste of sake. 


Miwaku no Mango is great for those who crave the flavor of tropical fruits in a form of alcohol cocktail. It is made with alphonso mango which is considered to be among the most superior varieties of the fruit in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. It is also great for making juicy tasting cocktails!


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