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Publisher: Tasting Room

Concert: Evening of Jazz and Sake

Saxophonist and Flutist Masaru Koga returns to Takara Sake Tasting Room with a stellar ensemble for a one-night only engagement featuring his original genre-bending music, in a unique blend of Jazz, Afro-Latin, Japanese, Avant Garde, and more!

by Masaru Koga / Frank Martin / Bryan Bowman / Noriyuki Okada

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Publisher: Marketing

Years of innovation and dedication led us to the creation of Sho Chiku Bai "SHO," distinct expressions of premium sake.

  • Sho Chiku Bai SHO Junmai Ginjo
  • Sho Chiku Bai SHO Junmai Organic
  • Sho Chiku Bai SHO Ginjo Nigori

Taste them all side by side, now with a Sho Chiku Bai's original Sake/Shoch Flight Set!

Sho Chiku Bai SHO Tasting Flight Set:
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Publisher: Tasting Room

Evening of performance and sake tasting.

Asian American Orchestra

The celebrated Bay Area jazz orchestra blends American jazz and Asian musical traditions in the intimate setting of the Takara Sake Tasting Room.

Satuday, December... Read More

"Nama Nama" (the Freshest Sake)

Only at our Tasting Room:

10/24/2018 (Wed) - 10/28/2018 (Sun)

$5.00 per glass (limited quantity)

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Publisher: Marketing

Gold Winner: Sho Chiku Bai Shirakabegura Kimoto Junmai

Sho Chiku Bai Shirakabegura Kimoto Junmai is made using a process known as kimoto, the most traditional and "hands-on" process for creating a sake yeast starter. The process is complex, requiring great care, and few brewers attempt it. Our high-quality kimoto sake delivers a rich, velvety mouthfeel and... Read More

Publisher: Marketing

Sho Chiku Bai Junmai Daiginjo - Limited Release (Muroka Gensyu*)

This is the first daiginjo sake produced with 100% American-harvested Yamadanishiki rice in USA. It is exceptionally smooth and well-balanced with a bright Ginjo bouquet, perfect for any celebration. This handcrafted daiginjo was born as the 30th Anniversary Commemorative product of Takara Sake USA Inc. in 2013. Since its... Read More

Publisher: Marketing

Gold Winner: MIO Sparkling Sake at International Wine Challenge 2016.  

Publisher: Marketing

U.S. National Sake Appraizal

Gold Award Winner: Sho Chiku Bai Shirakabegura Junmai Daiginjo.
Silver Award Winner: Sho Chiku Bai Shirakabegura Kimoto Junmai.


Publisher: Marketing

Ikkomon (honkaku shochu, sweet potato) won the "Gold Medal"

*honkaku shochu: It is made through single distillation. This method retains the unique flavor and aroma of the original ingredient.

Publisher: Marketing

As seen on Wine Spectator magazine on August 31st issue (Vol.40, No.6), 2016.

  • Different Temperatures, Different Types
  • Sake and Japan's 19th Century Food Renaissance
  • Sake-Making and Flavor
  • The Junmai-Type Sake-Making Process
  • The Ginjo-Type Sake-Making Process
  • Fact of Fallacy: Different Temperatures for Different Sake Types
  • "Tasting" Cluture
Publisher: Marketing

As seen on Wine Spectator magazine on September 30th issue (Vol.40, No.7), 2015.

  • Sake Culture Comes to America
  • Junmai and Ginjo: The Two Primary Sake Types
  • California Rice: The Heart of Sho Chiku Bai Sake
  • Thinking Forward: Product Innovations and Future Markets