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Harushika “Sakura“
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Harushika “Sakura”

Nara prefecture

$32.30 member price
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Mighty pairing for everyday foods

The sakura (cherry blossom), the national flower of Japan, was chosen to represent this universally approachable junmai. Hinohikari table rice provides ample umami with underlying sweetness. Herb-seasoned sautéed vegetables, mushrooms and meats would be a great pairings, as this sake compliments dishes that honor the inherent flavors of the ingredients. Enjoy it chilled for refreshing notes, and warm to bring out the umami.


Brand Harushika
Brewery Imanishi Seibee Shoten
Category Junmai
Subcategory N/A
Taste Profile Rich & Sweet
Rice variety Hinohikari
Yeast variety Association No. 901
Alcohol 15.0%
RPR ? 70%
SMV ? -5.0
Acidity ? 1.5
Values listed are at the time of production.

Serving Temperature

The best serving temperature of Harushika “Sakura” is cold (40-60°F), room temp (70°F) or warm (85-115°F).
  • Recommended
  • Not Recommended


Harushika “Sakura” - Nara prefecture

Harushika is made in Nara prefecture in the Kinki region.

Taste Metrics

Tasting Notes

  • Chestnuts

  • Rice


Recommended Pairing

  • Seafood

  • Veggies

  • Meat


Imanishi Seibee Shoten

Imanishi Seibee Shoten’s brand Harushika receives its name from the moniker of a sake god that comes to reside in the area. In this story, the god rides into their prefecture on the animal they are most famous for—a deer! This deer motif is expressed in their labeling, gratitude and approach to sake. Established in 1884 with the philosophy “Polish the rice, polish the water, polish the skill and polish the heart,” they continue to make sake in line with their vision that is clean and clear in flavor.

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