Celebrate the work of female Tojis and presidency in this International Women’s Day. Enjoy 10% off our Women's Day Theme Bundle and 5% off our ladies staff picks. Read on to find out what they are!
1) STAFF-PICKS SAKES!
We asked the ladies at theartofsake.com's office what are some of their favourite sakes. Whatever they've chosen will grant us all a 5% discount from 8th to 14th March! Drumroll please...
"I seem to really like sakes from the Tohoku Region. Toko Junmai Ginjo Genshu was one of my first favourites when I join the team. Easy to drink and pair with food, pleasantly fruity and sweet yet packing the right amount of punch.
Daishichi Junmai Daiginjo Shoka on the other hand, is an very elegant, delicately mellow and complex sake that I can keep drinking and wind down to. All that plus the box is really pretty to look at haha!"
Kiki's picks -
1) Dewazakura Junmai Daiginjo Yukimegami 48
2) Imanishiki Junmai Daiginjo
"Yukimegami or 雪女神 is clean and crisp and taste just like fresh snow! Imanishiki Junmai Daiginjo is another of my favourite - floral, fruity and beautifully ripe."
"I like fruity sakes that are aromatic medium sweet... Especially the Fuga with strawberry aroma. I brought the Hideyoshi Junmai Daiginjo during our ladies' night out and they really enjoyed it!"
Shop the entire Ladies' Picks here!
2) All Female Breweries Theme Bundle
Was: $179, Now: $160
You will get:
1) Nadagiku Junmai Ginjo
2) Gozenshu Junmai 1859 Bodaimoto
3) Manotsuru Junmai Ginjo
Out of all the sake breweries in Japan, only 20 of them have female master brewers, because up till the 1960s, women were not allowed to set foot inside the breweries.
Here are 3 remarkable women that have made themselves a name in the Sake History, Misa Kawaishi, Rumiko Obata and Maiko Tsuji from Nadagiku, Manotsuru and Gozenshu Brewery respectively.
Misa Kawaishi of Nadagiku Brewery
In 2001, Misa Kawaishi entered the family business after graduating from the Tokyo University of Agriculture, majoring in Sake brewing. She become the Toji in 2004, and in 2020, she become the CEO of Nadagiku sake brewery. She is one of the few female brewers in Japan.
Maiko Tsuji of Gozenshu Brewery
Maiko Tsuji, the first woman in Okayama Prefecture, has been brewing sake since 2007, taking over after Mr. Takumi Harada as the Master Brewer. As the leader of the sake making process, she believes that the most important qualities in sake making are "teamwork and maintaining the morale of her workers" as feelings can directly impact the flavours of the sakes made.
Rumiko Obata of Manotsuru Brewery
Born in 1965, Rumiko Obata is a fifth generation sake brewer of Sado Island’s famed Manotsuru sake. She is currently the Executive Vice President of Obata Shuzo and is the mother of two daughters. In May 2017, she was nominated for Forbes Japan’s Local Innovator Award 2017. She is a Mistress of Sake Tasting (appointed by the Brewing Society of Japan), a member of the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association’s Demand Development Committee, and has sat on the The Council for Food, Agriculture and Rural Area Policies.
3) Ladies' Favourites Theme Bundle
Was: $251, Now: $225
You voted, we listened! These are the top 3 breweries chosen by female respondents in our recent survey. From there, we further curated 3 sakes that everyone, especially ladies will enjoy!
You will get:
1) Manotsuru Junmai Daiginjo Sado
2) Keigetsu Junmai Daiginjo Gin No Yume 40
3) Imayotsukasa Junmai Daiginjo
Get 10% off the Ladies' Favourites Theme Bundles now
BONUS: Sakari Bestsellers Theme Bundle
Was: $152, Now: $144
Sakari deserves its own special mention on our website, loved by both male and females in Singapore. Our Sakari sakes top our charts as bestsellers and most reviewed sakes here at theartofsake.com!
Enjoy 5% off our Sakari Bestsellers Theme Bundle consisting of Sakari Yuzu Junmai, Sakari Daiginjo and Sakari Junmai Daiginjo! While stocks last.
Here are some of the reviews we screenshot from theartofsake.com.
Sakari Yuzu Junmai
Sakari Junmai Daiginjo
Enjoy 5% off our Sakari Bestsellers Theme Bundle here.
That's all for now! To all the incredible women in the world, shine on, not just today but every single day. Happy Women's Day!