Awasake to the world Awasake is a special sparkling sake.Produced under strict standards, Awasake is distinguished by its fine bubbles rising in a straight line.Japan Awasake Association aims Awasake to become an alternative toast drink choice to champagne or sparkling wine throughout the world.Awasake to the world Awasake is a special sparkling sake.Produced under strict standards, Awasake is distinguished by its fine bubbles rising in a straight line.Japan Awasake Association aims Awasake to become an alternative toast drink choice to champagne or sparkling wine throughout the world.

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Purposeof establishment

Japan Awasake Association consists of Japanese sake breweries
from various parts of Japan who brew Awasake.
We define and manage the quality standards of the products, introduce and promote,
develop marketing and branding strategies in order to expand the market of Awasake.

“Awasake” is a registered trademark of the Japan Awasake Association.

Awasake association’sActivities

Awasake certificationCriteria

Awasake is certified through strict standards such as allowing only natural fermentation(※1), without additives, and the gas pressure must be equal to or greater than 3.5bar. A quality inspection is conducted with the cooperation of external institutions to determine whether the products comply with the standards, and only the products that meet all the standards can be called "Awasake".
To be certified as Awasake, breweries need to be a member of Japan Awasake Association.
Please contact for further information regarding membership.

※1 Secondary fermentation either within the bottle or in the tank

Product development standards

※2 Junmai and rice polishing ratio are not stipulated. ※3 The second fermentation is within stipulation whether occurred inside the tank and bottle.

Quality standards

For three months or more at room temperature, aroma and quality remain the same. Also pasteurization is carried out. The use of Carbon dioxide is excluded within containers and piping which are intended for gas replacement.

Certification management

Members

Japanese AwasakeAssociation

Information

Name:Japan Awasake Association
Representative Director:Nagai Sake Inc. President Noriyoshi Nagai
Address:Sankee White Bldg. 3F, 2-29-12 Taito, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0016 JAPAN
Phone:+81 3-5846-8972
Fax:+81 3-5846-8973
Contact:info@awasake.or.jp

History

Feb, 2016:Established Japan Awasake Association
Nov, 2016:Starting with 9 Japanese Sake breweries joined
Mar, 2017:Launched the certification process
Apr, 2017:The first award ceremony for Awasake certification was held
Dec, 2017:2 Japanese Sake breweries joined (11 members)
Jan, 2018:2 Japanese Sake breweries joined (13 members)
Apr, 2018:1 Japanese Sake breweries joined (14 members)
Jul, 2018:1 Japanese Sake breweries joined (15 members)

Auditors

Mr. Keiji Torii / Former executive vice president of Mizuho financial group
Mr. Takeaki Ishikawa / Advisor to the Brewing Society of Japan, Ph.D.