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Kaika “Kaze no Ichirin”
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Kaika “Kaze no Ichirin”

Tochigi prefecture

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Treat it like a delicate flower

“Kaze no Ichirin” means single flower in the wind, as this sake was named after the wild cosmos flowers along the Watarase River near the brewery. Enjoy the subtle notes of white flowers and cherry—they capture this by flash pasteurization to preserve the flavors until it is opened at your table. You may find some herbal gin and origami-like delicacy in it as we did.


Brand Kaika
Brewery Daiichi Brewing Company
Category Junmai Ginjo
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Light & Sweet
Rice variety GohyakumangokuMiyamanishiki
Yeast variety Tochigi Yeast
Alcohol 14.5%
RPR ? 55%
SMV ? +2.0
Acidity ? 1.0
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Kaika “Kaze no Ichirin” is cold (40-60°F).
  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended


Kaika “Kaze no Ichirin” - Tochigi prefecture

Kaika is made in Tochigi prefecture in the Kanto region.

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Tasting Notes

  • Cherry

  • Flower


Recommended Pairing

  • Sushi/Sashimi

  • Seafood

  • Fruits


Daiichi Brewing Company

Founded in 1673, Daiichi Brewing Company is the oldest brewery in Tochigi Prefecture which has endured many challenges over time. At the end of the 19th century the brand Kaika (開化) was born, coinciding with the westernization of Japan. In 1936, they changed the character to Kaika (開華) to express the elegance in their sake, and in 1998 they switched to only producing premium grade sake. They are both historic and innovative, incorporating newer brewing techniques, and unmistakenly loved dearly by locals, as you can find them holding outdoor festivals on brewery grounds every summer.

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