Basic information


Brand:   MIDORI-KAWA  [meedory-kawa]

Nickname:      Masamune

Type of Sake: Atsukan-shu

Seimai Buai:  Rice milled to 65 %

Alcohol:          15.5%

Size & UPC:    1.8L/6pk        UPC: 844650035049

   720 ml/12pk  UPC: 844650035025





Midorikawa Shuzo

Owned by:

Ohdaira Family             Founded:        1884


4015-1 Aoshima, Uonuma-shi, Niigata 946-0043, JAPAN



Toji (Master Brewer): Kozo Meguro – Meguro-san has been making  sake for Midorikawa since 1985, and has been a sake master since 1996.


Ingredients & Technical data


Rice:                Hokuriku # 12, Kogane mochi, etc

Water:            Soft water from the 50-meter deep on-site well.

Yeast:              Kyokai #7

SMV:               +2        Acidity:          1.6       Amino acids: 1.1

No sulfites, no preservatives.


Other information


Serving temp.:    Serve cold, warm or hot.

Tasting note: Mild and well-rounded. Nostalgic aroma and flavors of mochi gome or sticky rice especially when it is served warm or hot.


Kogane Mochi, a sticky rice variety, is added to the main mash at the end of fermentation, which method is called yondan-jikomi (four-stage preparation), while most of sake is made by sandanjikomi (three-stage preparation). Sticky rice that is normally used for rice cake had been an ingredient for sake until early 20th century.

Midorikawa Shuzo won gold medals at Japan National Sake Competition in 2015, 2008, etc.