Founded in the 1540’s, the Tomita Brewery is one of the oldest breweries in Japan and is now managed by the 15th generation of the family, Yasunobu Tomita, who is also the brewmaster. The Tomita’s named their sake Shichi Hon Yari, or “Seven Spearsmen,” after the leaders of the historic Battle of Shizugatake which was fought just outside their town of Kinomoto.

Shichi Hon Yari Junmai is the classic representation of the brewery’s style with its traditional and modern dimensions. Earthy and rich aromatics and flavors meet elegance and softness in the finish. The bright acidity makes this a fun sake to pair with dishes outside of traditional Japanese cuisine, including Duck a l’orange and Yukhoe, Korean Steak Tartare.

Tasting Note

Dried mushroom on the nose; viscous and creamy in weight and texture; bright grapefruit notes on palate; crisp finish.

Food Pairing

Serve room temperature or warmed with mushroom risotto, nutty cheese, or stews.

Technical Data
GRADE: Junmai
RICE: Tamazakae
YEAST: Association #1401
Unique Selling Points
  • Made at the 3rd oldest brewery in Japan, the Tomita Brewery, founded in the 1540's
  • Managed by the 15th generation of the family
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