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Tozai “Snow Maiden”
Tozai “Snow Maiden” Nigori with a clear sake cup, served with grapefruit
Tozai “Snow Maiden” front label
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Tozai “Snow Maiden” Nigori with a clear sake cup, served with grapefruit Thumbnail
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Tozai “Snow Maiden”

Kyoto prefecture

$22.80 member price
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Like soft snow

This sake is named after Hanako, or “Flower Maiden,” the most famous Japanese koi fish that lived for 226 years in the snowy, icy waters at the foot of Japan’s Mt. Ontake. Snow Maiden’s creamy texture befits its name and has a surprising yet pleasurable dryness for a nigori. The exceptional, vibrant aromas are a prelude to the ricey, fruity flavor combination that graces the palate with each sip.


Brand Tozai
Brewery Kizakura
Category Junmai
Subcategory Nigori
Taste Profile Rich & Sweet
Rice variety GohyakumangokuGin Omi
Yeast variety Association No. 9
Alcohol 14.9%
RPR ? 70%
Acidity ? 1.6
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Tozai “Snow Maiden” is cold (40-60°F).
  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended


Tozai “Snow Maiden” - Kyoto prefecture

Tozai is made in Kyoto prefecture in the Kinki region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Melon

  • Radish


Recommended Pairing

  • Meat



Kizakura was founded in Kyoto in 1926 and is most famous for its company character depicted as the river monster “kappa” in TV commercials. The company motto is “Our first principle is quality.” This is the attitude that they have championed as they continue to strive to develop sake products for every aspect of their customers’ lives. Kizakura has become a nationally-reknowned brand and continues to produce innovative sake to reach wider audiences.

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