TENJU SHUZO CO., LTD

FOUNDED IN 1874

Member of The Akita Sake Export and Promotion Council (ASPEC)

CHOKAISAN BRAND

Founded in 1874, by Eikichi Ohi, Tenju
SHUZO is a tightly knit, family-owned
brewery enjoying its sixth generation of
sake production. TENJU brewery is
located in Yashima village near the
beautiful Mount Chokai, in Akita
Prefecture, in northwestern Japan. The
village has a population of only 5,000, but
it is number one in sake production in
Akita.
Severe winters bring heavy snowfalls, and
prolonged low temperatures. These severe
conditions are ideal for sake brewing. Tenju
brewery avails itself of the nature that
abounds in the nearby terrain. They use
Mt. Chokai's naturally-filtered, soft water.
The resulting sake is distinguishably clean
on the palate.
The brewery's philosophy is that sake
making is rice making. The brewery
commissions farmers from 25 rice paddies
to exclusively supply rice for Tenju’s sake
production.All of the employees of the
brewery are intimately and intuitively
familiar with rice because all of the
workers are rice farmers during the
summer and become sake makers during
the winter months.
In 1983, Tenju Research Group was
founded. This group is comprised of rice
farmers who consistently endeavor to
improve their crop from year to year. Tenju
is the first brewery to establish such a
research group.
In Japanese “TENJU” means to last a
hundred years. The name evokes both the
wish for the longevity of Tenju Sake
enthusiast, and the company’s 134-year old
commitment to maintaining Japan’s timehonored,
traditional sake brewing methods.
With abundant resources Tenju is
justifiably proud of its traditional brewing
techniques and the quality of their handcrafted
sake. CHOKAISAN JUNMAI DAI
GINJO exemplifies the clean, well-rounded
flavor and elegant nose for which TENJU
is renown.

Tenju outside

AT THE FOOTHILLS OF
SNOWCAPPED CHOKAI MOUNTAIN

Chokaisan Mountain

TENJU SHUZO

is
a tightly knit,
family-owned
brewery
enjoying its
fourth
generation
of sake
production.
The brewery
is located in
Yashima village
near the
beautiful
Mount Chokai.

HitoshiOhi

MANAGING DIRECTOR, HITOSHI OHI

completed a
degree in Law at Japan University in Tokyo; worked as a
banker for Sumitomo Bank, then returned to the family
business in 2000.

Eikichi Ohi

CHAIRMAN:
EIKICHI OHI 6TH

For 6 generations TENJU
BREWERY has played an
integral role in the
agricultural village of
Yashima, at base of
Chokai Mountain. Their
5,000 residents produce
most of the sake of Akita!

Takeshi Ohi

PRESIDENT:
TAKESHI OHI

Exposed to the industry
since childhood through
his father and grandfather,
he majored in
sake brewing at Tokyo
University of
Agriculture

Shunji Sato

TOJI: SHUNJI SATO

The pride of the sakeproducing
prefecture was
instilled from an early age.He
apprenticed for 20 years and
became a toji at 40. Under him
Chokaisan Junmai Daiginjo
has consistently won Gold and
Silver medals in national and
international competitions.

THE SAKE: CHOKAISAN JUNMAI DAI GINJO

Chokaisan720ml

FLAVOR PROFILE: SEMI-DRY

POLISHING RATIO: 50% MIYAMA NISHIKI RICE

ALCOHOL: 15-16%

SMV: +1.0 ACIDITY:1.4

SERVE: Chilled

TASTING NOTES:From the first sip this is the one that makes you
fall in love with Japanese premium sake!
Chokaisan Junmai DaiGinjō is matchless in its balance. Its floral nose
hints of pear. Its palate is so refined that it makes a delightful aperitif
and also a wonderful accompaniment throughout your meal. Try this
distinguishably clean, award-wining sake with oysters, oil rich foods,
nutty grains, cheeses and milky sauces.
AWARDS: 2008:International Sake Challenge Gold Medal --
International Wine Challenge Silver Medal –
Brewery:National New Sake Competition Gold Medal 2005

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