Miracle sake that survived the 1995 Hanshin Awaji earthquake

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Brewed by hand, no brewing alcohol is added. We only make Junmai Daiginjo out of our desire to be more pure. Junmai Daiginjo is the flagship of Fukunishiki, and it is a special sake that puts the skill and heart into it.

At Fukunishiki, we have been aging and storing junmai daiginjo under the policy of "Aging the best sake in the brewery and enjoying its changes." "1995" is a Junmai Daiginjo that was kept as a special sake in 1995 at the time of the Great East Japan Earthquake. ``1995'' is a well-balanced and beautiful sake that has been aged for a long time at a low temperature suitable for daiginjo. It's sake.
容量Capacity 720 ml
原材料Raw Material rice, rice koji
精米歩合Polishing Ratio 40%
使用米Rice Used 100% specially cultivated Yamada Nishiki from Kasai
アルコール度Alcohol % 15.0 degrees or more and less than 16.0 degrees
備考Remarks Keep refrigerated
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1995 Aged "Junmai Daiginjo" prepared in the year of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake.

Fuku Nishiki Co., Ltd. Mr. Tetsuya Maeno. On the day when the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake occurred, I was working on the night shift and was injured in the brewery.

January 17, 1995, the day of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. January is just the season to prepare daiginjo. At that time, he was also preparing Daiginjo.

Tetsuya Maeno, who was on the night shift that day, recalls, "I was working overnight, so I was sleeping at night, and then in the morning, I suddenly felt like I was in trouble."

The damage to the brewery itself was minimal, partly because it was far from the epicenter, but there were employees who lived near Kobe or who had relatives. Furthermore, the economy of the Kansai region stagnated, and the impact was great.

“This year everything changed. Our customers were also affected by the disaster, and some were unable to continue their business. The town was also destroyed and stagnated. He also has a strong attachment to the junmai daiginjo brewed at that time. Fuku Nishiki Co., Ltd.
Mr. Noriyuki Inaoka, President and CEO of Fukunishiki Co., Ltd., talks about his strong feelings for the Junmai Daiginjo brewed at the time.
President Inaoka, who likes sake brewing and took over the brewery, also serves as the person in charge of production.

Junmai Daiginjo is a sake made with skill and heart

Fuku Nishiki Co., Ltd.
Koji for Junmai Daiginjo.
For "pure sake", we are particular about pure rice sake that does not use brewed alcohol.

It was around 1980 that ginjoshu, which was originally intended for competitions, began to appear on the market. Fukunishiki has been brewing Daiginjo since that time.
Distilled alcohol is sometimes added to bring out the characteristic fruity aroma of ginjo sake, which is called ``ginjoka,'' but since 1987, Fukunishiki has been producing ``junmai daiginjo'' without added distilled alcohol. started brewing.
“We only make junmai daiginjo with the desire to be more pure. Junmai daiginjo is the flagship of Fukunishiki, and it is a sake that puts our skill and heart into it.” (President Inaoka)

Aged Junmai Daiginjo in the optimal environment

Based on the concept of "Aging the best sake in the brewery and enjoying its changes", Junmai Daiginjo is aged and stored.
In 1995, Junmai Daiginjo, which was in the tank at the time of the earthquake, was left as a special item.

We asked President Inaoka about the 1995 aged Junmai Daiginjo.
“The 1995 has been a good sake since it was new. At that time, it has been aged for a long time at a low temperature suitable for daiginjo, 0 to 4 degrees Celsius. This is the method of maturation that makes it a well-balanced and beautiful sake.”

Fuku Nishiki Co., Ltd.
Photo left: The ideal koji is finished with manual temperature control.
Photo right: barrels for preparation. Handcrafted and brewed with skill and heart.

Junmai Daiginjo with memories of 1995 wakes up from 30 years of sleep

Fuku Nishiki Co., Ltd. 1995 Junmai Daiginjo sold at Sakewa after 30 years of aging.
The package will also be renewed.

In 2025, it will be matured for 30 years, and it has a high value as a sake.In addition, Junmai Daiginjo was brewed in 1995, a special year that will be remembered by Japanese people and the world. At the timing of 30 years of maturation, it was decided to sell it through the Wakon project "Sakewa".

“There is something a little different about drinking alcohol at that time. It was a difficult and sad event, but remembering that time, we all laughed and drank alcohol. I think it would be nice." (Mr. Maeno)

“With the 30th anniversary approaching, we decided to renew the package and have everyone drink it at the timing when the sake was the most delicious.
It's really a small amount even if it's left. I would like you to drink this precious sake. (President Inaoka)

The junmai daiginjo, which was prepared with the skill and heart of the maker and carved with the memory of 1995, finally wakes up from a 30-year sleep.


1048 Mikuchicho, Kasai City, Hyogo Prefecture 675-2223

Brewery details

Founded in 1839.
In Kasai City, Hyogo Prefecture, located in the central part of the Harima Plain, they aim to produce "pure sake", using local rice and water to make sake that is loved by the locals.