On the evening of July 14, Hong Kong Nippon Wealth Bank (Company name: Nippon Wealth Limited; Representative: Tsutomu Nakajima) invited its clients as well as prominent members of the Japanese community in Hong Kong to a commemorative event marking the company's relocation to a new office. After enjoying a duet performed by Ms. Tomoko Tanaka (violin) of the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Manabu Ogura (piano) with the magnificent harbour view of the Hung Hom harbourfront in the background, the participants enjoyed a round of sake tasting, savoring the moment with Japanese sake provided by Hasegawa Saketen Inc. and Japan Finder.
The participants got to sample various sakes recommended by Hasegawa Sakaten, including "Kaiun Junmai Daiginjo" (Doi Brewery Corp., Shizuoka Prefecture) which won first place in the Sake Competition 2017 Junmai Daiginjo division, and "Tosashiragiku Junmai Ginjo Yamadanishiki" (Sento Sake Brewery Co., Ltd., Kochi Prefecture), along with "Takijiman Junmai Daiginjo" (Takijiman Sake Brewing Co. Ltd., Mie Prefecture), "Kame No O Yonezuru Junmai Daiginjo" (Yonezuru Shuzo, Yamagata Prefecture), and "Choyo Fukumusume Junmai Daiginjo" (Iwasaki Shuzo, Yamaguchi Prefecture).
Sake Competition 2017 Junmai Daiginjo Division 1st Place
Kaiun Junmai Daiginjo
A Junmai Daiginjo that uses Yamadanishiki rice from the A-rank district in Hyogo Prefecture, inhouse polish to 40%.
Sake Competition 2017 Junmai Ginjo Division 1st Place
A Junmai Ginjo made with Yamadanishiki rice from Hyogo Prefecture.
Japan Finder plans to conduct similar regular sake tasting events in Hong Kong and elsewhere overseas in the near future.
"Japanese sake festa," which has been approved as a "Japan Autumn Festive in Hong Kong" event, will be held in the evening of Nov. 15 (Wednesday), sponsored and participated by Hasegawa Saketen as well as the following breweries: Niizawa Jozoten, brewer of "Hakurakusei" and "Atagonomatsu"; Suigei Shuzo, brewer of "Suigei"; Heiwa Shuzo, brewer of "Kid"; and Raifuku Shuzo, brewer of "Raifuku".
Also, the following four sakes are expected to be available to Japan Finder customers in Hong Kong for a limited period starting late September: "Raifuku Junmai Daiginjo 'R'" (Raifuku Shuzo, Ibaraki Prefecture); "Suigei Junmai Daiginjo Asahitomo" and "Katsuyama Junmai Daiginjo 'Den'" (Katsuyama Shuzo, Miyagi Prefecture); "Toyobijin Junmai Daiginjo 'Ichiban Matoi'" (Sumikawa Shuzojo, Yamaguchi Prefecture).
Customers purchasing three or more bottles will receive a pair invitation to the "Japanese sake Festa".
For details, please see below.