The epitome of purity, this sake is more subtle and nuanced than most highly aromatic Junmai Daiginjos. It is based on the ideals of Zen Buddhism and "wabi-sabi," the belief that beauty within the arts should be as understated and pure as a simple strand of pearls. One of two sakes brewed in exactly the same way with the same ingredients, except this one is a Junmai Daignjo and Tears of Dawn has added distilled alcohol to open up aromatics.
Konteki is brewed in Kyoto Prefecture in the Kinki region.
Higashiyama Brewing Company
Higashiyama Brewing Company is one of the smallest breweries in Kyoto’s Fushimi ward, making only 400 koku. The well-respected rice farmer Masayasu Tanaka grows rice for the brewery. He is famous for growing some of Japan’s best quality “Yamadanishiki” rice, considered the pinnacle of premium sake rice. The Konteki brand exclusively uses 100% organic rice.