Enjoying the flavor of ”yamahai”
Tajima Shuzo is a traditional brewery dating back to the 1840s. Its representative label, ”Fukuchitose”, is brewed using a technique called ”yamahai jikomi” in which steamed rice and ”koji” are ground until they become porridge-like.
Using a wooden tank for pressing
In the warehouse, we were shown the machines used for traditional ”kibune shibori” to press ”ginjo” and ”daiginjo”. The wooden tank has been used since 1965, and this process requires considerable time and effort. But it plays a crucial role.
Tajima Shuzo has a product which is increasingly attracting attention. It is ”daiginjo keshosui (lotion)”. Rich in amino acids, vitamins, mineral and other substances, Japanese ”sake” is known to be very effective in creating beautiful skin, and the lotion contains a high concentration of ”daiginjo sake”. In addition, ”sake” lees are known to prevent dark spots and freckles, helping to whiten the skin. and can be expected to beautifully whiten the skin. The lotion is completely natural and is free of any petroleum-based preservatives. The lotion has been extensively covered by the media and is rapidly gaining popularity. ”Daiginjo keshosui” has been developed into a series which now includes ”daiginjo sake kasu-sekken (sake lees soap)” and ”daiginjo cream”. All of the products have been well received.
The successful development of interesting items like ”daiginjo keshosui” can be attributed to the compatibility between Japanese ”sake” and Japanese people. ”Sake” brings fortune. Tajima Shuzo will continue to challenge themselves.
- Tajima Shuzo Co., Ltd.
- 1-3-10 Momozono, Fukui city, Fukui
- URL http://www.fukuchitose.com/