Honkara is an abbreviation for “Honjozo Karakuchi”, which is a classic type of sake. Honjozo’s are rich and robust. “Karakuchi” means it is dry. This Honkara is a wonderful representation of the style. Since it is also polished to 60%, it has a light and silky mouthfeel, notes of mochi and white flowers, and a crisp dry finish. It can be enjoyed chilled, at room temperature or gently warmed.

Founded in 1778, the Fuji Brewery is now managed by the 13th generation of the Kato family, Ariyoshi Kato. The head brew master Kodai Kato, one the youngest Toji in Japan to win a gold medal at the National Japan Sake Competition.  Located in Tsuruoka City, a sake-brewing hub in Yamagata prefecture, Eiko Fuji embodies the style of Yamagata- light, clean and delightfully fruity.

Tasting Note

Low aroma, slight marshmallow on the palate. Finishes dry, and clean.

Food Pairing

Serve chillled. Great with yakitori, Korean barbeque, or other grilled meats.

Technical Data
REGION: Yamagata
GRADE: Honjozo
RICE: Haenuki from Yamagata
YEAST: Association #10
Unique Selling Points
  • “Honkara” is short for Honjozo Karakuchi, a classic, dry style of sake.
  • On the fruity to dry scale in sake, this measures +10.
  • Sakes that are +4 and higher are already dry.
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