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Sake of the Week #056: Tensei Junmai aged 5 years

As life in Tokyo gets back to normal, so does our life. During the Golden Week holiday, many people made last minutes plans to get in or out of the city. We traveled one and half hours on local trains to Chigasaki, Kanagawa to spend the afternoon at Kumazawa Brewery, makers of Tensei label sake and Shonan Beer. Just like their fermentation, at Kumazawa Brewery, they have perfected blending old and new ways to create their own local art and food community.

One toughest choice that day was between Mokichi Trattoria or Tensei for our late, low-key lunch. Both eateries are part of the Kumazawa Shuzo compound and are run by the same people. They just differ in styles and atmosphere. Mokichi Trattoria is a kid-friendly pizza centric place with more of the beer theme. Tensei serves fusion dishes from right next to their sake brewery. You can see the roomful of fermentation tanks through the big glass walls.

Having been to Tensei a few times, but not to Mokichi, I thought we’d try their wood oven pizza with sake this time. Te-chan was excited about sausage from a local farm and micro-brewed beer.

So, here we are, at Mokichi Trattoria. Everything at Mokichi was impeccable but at the same time so comfortable and relaxed. We loved it here, especially the last glass we had- Tensei Junmai aged for five years in sherry casks. And, it is not available anywhere but in these two restaurants.

About Mokichi Trattoria

Information in English: http://r.gnavi.co.jp/g246300/lang/en/
Address: 7-10-7, Kagawa, Chigasaki-shi, Kanagawa
Phone: 0467-52-6111

About Tensei
Information in English: http://r.gnavi.co.jp/g246301/lang/en/
Phone: 0467-52-6115

Discussion

6 Responses to “Sake of the Week #056: Tensei Junmai aged 5 years”

  1. Look who’s back.

    Posted by Tyler | May 7, 2011, 5:21 pm
  2. Gah, the dinner we had at Tensei in February blew my mind. But what I would give to relax with a brew and you both.

    Posted by Madam | May 24, 2011, 6:39 am
  3. Hi Tyler! How’s it going?

    Posted by Et-chan | May 24, 2011, 9:10 am
  4. Hi Madam, Tensei is so special, isn’t it? Come visit us again and we have to try that creme brulee!!!

    Posted by Et-chan | May 24, 2011, 9:28 am

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