Rich juicy rice-laden flavors with funky aromas. Produced by Onda Shuzo in Nagaoka, a city located in the central part of Niigata Prefecture. As a domaine-style sake producer which is very rare in the Japanese sake industry, Onda grows the local specialty sake rice gIppon-Jimeh on its own land near the Shinano River and the Echigo Mountains. The rice is milled down to 48% of its original size before fermentation.

With his team of skillful rice growers and sake craftsmen, Norio Onda, the fifth generation owner-president-brewmaster, grows the rice in spring and summer, harvests it in fall, and brews the sake in winter.


Basic info

Brand:            ONDA

Type of sake: Junmai Daiginjo

Seimai Buai:  Ippon-Jime Rice milled to 48 %

Alcohol:          17.5% by volume

Size & UPC:  720ml, 12-pack     UPC: 844650060003



Producer:       Onda [on-dah] Shuzo    Founded:     1875

Owned by:     Onda Family

Location:        1330 Muikaichi-machi, Nagaoka-shi,

Niigata 940-0083 Japan


Toji (Master Brewer): Norio Onda,

the fifth generation owner and president.


Ingredients & Technical data

Rice:               Ippon-Jime rice

Water:            On-site well. Soft water.          Yeast:            M-310

SMV:              -2         Acidity       1.4            Amino acids:              1.4

No sulfites, no preservatives.


Other info

Serving temp.:           Cold, room temp.,  or lukewarm

Tasting note:              Rice-laced rich juicy flavors with earthy and funky aromas. Off- dry. Umami and san-mi (acidity) are well balanced.

Food pairing:             Grilled seafood, Gyoza, Asian hotpot such as Japanese nabe and Chinese huo guo, Vietnamese spring rolls, Carrots and tarako(cod roe) pan-fried with sesame oil or olive oil, Linguine with clams and garlic, Scallop seared and sautéed with butter.