About the Japan Awasake Association

 

The Japan Awasake Association is an incorporated association established in November 2016 by and for Japanese breweries producing sparkling sake. The aim of the association is to constantly improve product quality, raise brand awareness, and expand to new markets. Only the products that comply with the strict association standards and pass our third-party quality control can receive the AWA SAKE certification. The association actively engages in various activities to position AWA SAKE as the new Japanese toasting sensation that makes the world say “Kampai”!

*AWA SAKE is a registered trademark of the Japan Awasake Association

Activities

1. Establishing & maintaining AWA SAKE product quality and brand image
Develop a certification process and maintain the highest quality standards.
Manage AWA SAKE product certification by developing individual serial No. stickers.

2. Knowledge sharing & resource management
Conduct AWA SAKE brewing seminars & group study sessions.
Position the brand & support business strategy & marketing efforts.
Develop an efficient material joint purchase system.

 3. Co-marketing activities & joint promotional efforts
Design & manage AWA SAKE events.
Support press, public, and media relations.
Support global marketing & overseas business promotion activities.

History

November 2016

March 2017
April 2017
October 2017

June 2018

October 2018



December 2018

June 2019

July 2019

October 2019


November 2019

January 2020
February 2020



May 2020

Mar 2021
May 2021

A press conference for the inauguration of the Japan Awasake Association was held Noriyoshi Nagai (President of Nagai Sake Inc.) was nominated as the first Chairman of the Board of Directors
The AWA SAKE certification program was introduced
The 1st AWA SAKE certification ceremony was held
AWA SAKE was selected as the toasting drink for Yokohama Triennale: “Islands, Constellations & Galapagos event”
Selected for “Japan Brand Development Assistance Programme (First term)” by the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency
The 2nd AWA SAKE certification ceremony was held First visit to Champagne (France) and first international exhibition participation at Salon du Sake in Paris AWA SAKE was selected as the toasting drink at the welcome reception of Japan Week Turin (Italy) hosted by IFF:
“International Friendship Foundation”
AWA SAKE was selected as the toasting drink for the Emperor’s Birthday Reception at the Consulate-General of Japan in Turin
Selected for “Japan Brand Development Assistance Program (Second term)” by the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency AWA SAKE was selected to be served at the G20 official dinner and media booth
Second visit to Champagne (France) and an AWA SAKE tasting seminar was also held for the first
time in Paris
The 3rd AWA SAKE certification ceremony was held “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji” by Hokusai Katsushika Original Label Series was launched (14 brands) AWA SAKE was selected as the toasting drink at the G20 Aichi-Nagoya Foreign Ministers Meeting and Dinner
AWA SAKE was selected as the toasting drink at the welcome reception of Japan Week Athens (Greece), hosted by IFF: “International Friendship Foundation”
Establishment of the Promotion Parliamentary Association of AWA SAKE
AWA SAKE was selected as the toasting drink at the Emperor’s Birthday Reception held by the Embassy of Japan in the U.S., in Australia, in Greece, in Luxembourg, in India, and the Consulate General of Japan in Vladivostok (Russia)
Selected as part of “2020 Japanese Sake Branding Promotion Project” by the National Tax Agency
The 4th AWA SAKE certification and the first AWA SAKE ambassador appointment
ceremonies were held
Selected by the National Tax Agency as part of their “Subsidy for Japanese Alcoholic Beverages Overseas Development Support Project Expenses” program (Subsidy for Branding and
Sake Brewery Tourism)

Association Profile

Association Name:
Representative Director:
Address:

Phone:
Fax:
Email:

Japan Awasake Association
Noriyoshi Nagai, President of Nagai Sake Inc.
Placeo Aoyama Building 3F, 2-7-13 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku,
Tokyo 107-0061, Japan

+81 3-6383-1683 
+81 3-6685-2539
info@awasake.or.jp

Board of Directors

Chairman Noriyoshi Nagai (Nagai Sake Inc., President & CEO)
Vice Chairman Kosuke Kuji (Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd., President & CEO)
Vice Chairman Hideyuki Takizawa (Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd., President & CEO)
Managing Director Tsushima Kitahara (Yamanashi Meijo Co., Ltd., President & CEO)
Director Yohei Ito (Akita Seishu Co., Ltd., President & CEO)
Director Jiro Nagumo (Hakkaisan Brewery Co., Ltd., President & CEO)
Director Haruo Okasora (Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd., President & CEO)
Director Kensuke Shichida (Tenzan Sake Brewery Co., Ltd., President & CEO)

 

Auditor

Keiji Torii – Former executive vice president of Mizuho Financial Group
Takeaki Ishikawa – Advisor to the Brewing Society of Japan, Doctor of Agriculture

AWA SAKE Ambassador

In March of 2021, the Japan Awasake Association has developed their own AWA SAKE Ambassador program to make the finest gourmets around the world say: “Kampai”. Professionals with a broad “food culture” knowledge and a deep love for AWA SAKE were selected to work as Brand Ambassadors and help the association to raise awareness of AWA SAKE worldwide.

Xavier Thuizat (France)

 

Born in Beaune, Burgundy, and recognized as a young leading figure in the French sommelier world, Xavier has worked as a sommelier at Michelin 3-star restaurants such as Bernard Loiseau, Moulis, Pierre Garnier among others. After establishing the wine cellar he also became the chef sommelier at the renovated Paris Peninsula hotel. In the summer of 2017, he was named Chef Sommelier of the newly renovated Hotel Crillon in Paris. Since 2017 he is also the Chairman of the Jury of the Japanese Sake Competition “Kura Master” organized by French wine experts.

Philippe Jamesse (France)

 

After working as a chef sommelier at Château Lesclières, one of the leading 2-star restaurants in the Champagne region, he started his own business as a wine consultant in 2019. He has earned the reputation of being “the sommelier with the most sophisticated Champagne service”.
In collaboration with LEHMANN, a glass manufacturer in Marne (France), he has also developed a series of handmade wine glasses highly regarded for its elegant silhouette and known for its unique mouth touch & enhanced drinking experience designed to unveil aroma & flavor.

 

Awards

2021

The Fine Sake Awards Japan Sparkling SAKE Category
Grand Gold: Ninki-ichi Awasake Sparkling Junmai Daiginjo BRUT NATURE / Ninki Inc.
Gold: MIZUBASHO Yukihotaka Awa Sake / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: Kaika AWA SAKE / Daiichi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: GARYUBAI SPARKLING SAKE / Sanwa Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Yatsushika awa sake Hakkou / Yatsushika Brewery Co., Ltd.

Feminalise World Wine Competition Sparkling Sake Category
Gold: Dewazakura AWA SAKE / Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: MIZUBASHO PURE / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: MIZUBASHO Yukihotaka Awa Sake / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: Kaika AWA SAKE / Daiichi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: GARYUBAI SPARKLING SAKE / Sanwa Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Yatsushika awa sake Hakkou / Yatsushika Brewery Co., Ltd.

International Wine Challenge
Sparkling Trophy: Kikuizumi Hitosuji / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Gunma Sparkling Trophy: THE MIZUBASHO PURE 2009 / Nagai Sake Inc.
Saitama Sparkling Trophy: Kikuizumi Hitosuji Rose / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Shizuoka Sparkling Trophy: GARYUBAI SPARKLING SAKE / Sanwa Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Nanbu Bijin Awa Sake Sparkling Hokusai / Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd.

KURA MASTER Sake Sparkling Category
Jury・Platinum: GARYUBAI SPARKLING SAKE / Sanwa Brewery Co., Ltd.
Platinum: Dewazakura AWA SAKE / Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Platinum: Yatsushika awa sake Hakkou / Yatsushika Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: THE MIZUBASHO PURE 2009 / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: Kikuizumi Hitosuji Rose / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Gold: Kikuizumi Hitosuji / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Gold: Hoshi no Kagayaki / Yamanashi Meijo Co., Ltd.
Gold: CHIYOMUSUBI SORAH / Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Kitaya Sparkling Crystal / Kitaya Co., Ltd.

2020 

KURA MASTER Sparkling Standard Category
Jury・Platinum: MIZUBASHO PURE / Nagai Sake Inc.
Platinum: Mori no Kanade / Yamanashi Meijo Co., Ltd.
Platinum: AWASAKE SPARKLING TOYOKUNI / Toyokuni Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Gold: Dewazakura AWA SAKE / Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Hoshi no Kagayaki / Yamanashi Meijo Co., Ltd.
Gold: Kikuizumi Hitosuji / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Gold: CHIYOMUSUBI SORAH / Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Dewatsuru Sparkling Ashitahe / Akita Seishu Co., Ltd.

The Fine Sake Awards Japan Sparkling SAKE Category
Grand Gold: Yatsushika awa sake Hakkou / Yatsushika Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Mutsuhassen Dry Sparkling / Hachinohe Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Gold: THE MIZUBASHO PURE 2009 / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: MIZUBASHO Yukihotaka Awa Sake / Nagai Sake Inc.

International Wine Challenge
Trophy・Gold: Kitaya Sparkling Crystal / Kitaya Co., Ltd.
Silver: Nanbu Bijin Awa Sake Sparkling / Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd.
Silver: Nanbu Bijin Awa Sake Sparkling Hokusai / Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd.
Silver: Dewazakura AWA SAKE / Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Silver: THE MIZUBASHO PURE 2009 / Nagai Sake Inc.
Silver:Kikuizumi Hitosuji / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Silver:GARYUBAI SPARKLING SAKE / Sanwa Brewery Co., Ltd.
Bronze:MIZUBASHO Yukihotaka Awa Sake / Nagai Sake Inc.
Bronze: Hoshi no Kagayaki / Yamanashi Meijo Co., Ltd.
Bronze: Hakkaisan Clear Sparkling “AWA” / Hakkaisan Brewery Co., Ltd.
Bronze: Yatsushika awa sake Hakkou / Yatsushika Brewery Co., Ltd.

International SAKE Challenge
Sparkling Sake
Trophy: Dewazakura AWA SAKE / Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Bronze: AWASAKE SPARKLING TOYOKUNI / Toyokuni Shuzo Co., Ltd.

LONDON SAKE Challenge Platinum
CHIYOMUSUBI SORAH / Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.

2019 

SAKE COMPETITION Sparkling Sake Category
1st place: Dewatsuru Sparkling Ashitahe / Akita Seishu Co., Ltd.
Sliver: AWASAKE SPARKLING TOYOKUNI / Toyokuni Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Sliver: Yatsushika awa sake Hakkou / Yatsushika Brewery Co., Ltd.
Sliver: MIZUBASHO Yukihotaka Awa Sake / Nagai Sake Inc.

KURA MASTER Sparkling Standard Category
Platinum: Hoshi no Kagayaki / Yamanashi Meijo Co., Ltd.
Gold: Mutsuhassen Dry Sparkling / Hachinohe Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Gold: Ninki-ichi Awasake Sparkling Junmai Daiginjo / Ninki Inc.
Gold: AWASAKE SPARKLING TOYOKUNI / Toyokuni Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Gold: THE MIZUBASHO PURE 2009 / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: Kikuizumi Hitosuji / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Gold: Kikuizumi Hitosuji Rose / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Gold: Hakkaisan Clear Sparkling “AWA” / Hakkaisan Brewery Co., Ltd.

The Fine Sake Awards Japan Sparkling SAKE Category
Grand Gold: Ninki-ichi Awasake Sparkling Junmai Daiginjo / Ninki Inc.
Grand Gold: MIZUBASHO Yukihotaka Awa Sake / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: MIZUBASHO PURE / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: THE MIZUBASHO PURE 2009 / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: CHIYOMUSUBI SORAH / Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Tenzan Sparkling / Tenzan Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.

2018 

SAKE COMPETITION Sparkling Sake Category
1st place: Nanbu Bijin Awa Sake Sparkling / Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd.
Sliver: Hakkaisan Clear Sparkling “AWA” / Hakkaisan Brewery Co., Ltd.
Sliver: MIZUBASHO PURE / Nagai Sake Inc.

The Fine Sake Awards Japan Sparkling SAKE Category
Grand Gold: Tenzan Sparkling / Tenzan Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Nanbu Bijin Awa Sake Sparkling / Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd.

International Wine Challenge
Sliver: Nanbu Bijin Awa Sake Sparkling / Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd.
Bronze: MIZUBASHO PURE / Nagai Sake Inc.
Bronze: CHIYOMUSUBI SORAH / Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.

2017 

2017 SAKE COMPETITION Sparkling Sake Category
1st place: Nanbu Bijin Awa Sake Sparkling / Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd.

AWA SAKE Certification

The Japan Awasake Association has established strict quality standards for product development. Together with an external organization specialized in quality auditing,we regularly conduct product inspections to ensure compliance with our certification standards. Only the products that match all the criteria are allowed to be called “AWA SAKE”. To be certified, brands must be a member of the Japan Awasake Association. Please contact us for more information and to become a member.

Product Development Criteria

1. Product must be Japanese sake made only from rice*¹, kome-koji (malted rice), and water
2. 100% domestically produced rice classified in 3rd class or higher by the Agricultural Produce Inspection Law must be used as raw material
3. Only the carbon dioxide from natural fermentation during brewing must be retained** and not added manually
4. The outward appearance should be clear & transparent and a single stream of bubbles should appear when poured into a container once uncorked
5. The alcohol level should be at least 10% or higher 6. The gas pressure must be at least 3.5 bar*² (0.35 megapascal) at 20ºC

 

*1 No restrictions on the purity of the rice or the milling ratio
*2 The secondary fermentation within the regulations can take place in a bottle or in a tank

Quality standards

Aroma and quality shall remain the same at room temperature for at least three months, and pasteurization shall also be performed. Artificial gas, except the carbon dioxide used in pipes and containers for gas displacement purposes, is not allowed.

Certification Process

1. Inspection of equipment, brewing process, and raw material
Inspection of equipment, brewing processes, and raw materials will be conducted in writing to ensure that they meet the certification standards. (In some cases an on-site inspection will also be conducted). Certification inspections are conducted twice a year, and even when a product passed the inspection the previous year, it will undergo certification inspections again the following year.

2. Inspection by external institutions
Two external institutions specialized in quality auditing will conduct inspections to ensure that the ingredients meet our certification standards. Listed below are the main items which are inspected:
・Gas pressure measurement
・Sake spoilage lactic acid bacteria test
・Alcohol content measurement
・Carbon dioxide composition measurement – To ensure that carbon dioxide has not been artificially added

3. Awarding of certificate
Only products that passed all inspection items will be officially certified as AWA SAKE. A certification will be awarded to the certified products from the Japan Awasake Associa

About Association Members

Discover our association brewery members from all regions of Japan and their unique AWA SAKE products.

The Japan Awasake Association Official YouTube Channel

About the Japan Awasake Association

The Japan Awasake Association is an incorporated association established in November 2016 by and for Japanese breweries producing sparkling sake. The aim of the association is to constantly improve product quality, raise brand awareness, and expand to new markets. Only the products that comply with the strict association standards and pass our third-party quality control can receive the AWA SAKE certification. The association actively engages in various activities to position AWA SAKE as “the new Japanese toasting sensation that makes the world say “Kampai”!

*AWA SAKE is a registered trademark of the Japan Awasake Association

Activities

1. Establishing & maintaining AWA SAKE product quality and brand image
Develop a certification process and maintain the highest quality standards.
Manage AWA SAKE product certification by developing individual serial No. stickers.

2. Knowledge sharing & resource management
Conduct AWA SAKE brewing seminars & group study sessions.
Position the brand & support business strategy & marketing efforts.
Develop an efficient material joint purchase system.

 3. Co-marketing activities & joint promotional efforts
Design & manage AWA SAKE events.
Support press, public, and media relations.
Support global marketing & overseas business promotion activities.

History

November 2016
A press conference for the inauguration of the Japan Awasake Association was held Noriyoshi Nagai (President of Nagai Sake Inc.) was nominated as the first Chairman of the Board of Directors

March 2017
The AWA SAKE certification program was introduced April 2017 The 1st AWA SAKE certification ceremony was held

October 2017
AWA SAKE was selected as the toasting drink for Yokohama Triennale: “Islands, Constellations & Galapagos    event”

June 2018
Selected for “Japan Brand Development Assistance Programme (First term)” by the Small and Medium            Enterprise Agency

October 2018
The 2nd AWA SAKE certification ceremony was held First visit to Champagne (France) and first international exhibition participation at Salon du Sake in Paris AWA SAKE was selected as the toasting drink at the welcome reception of Japan Week Turin (Italy) hosted by IFF: “International Friendship Foundation”

December 2018
AWA SAKE was selected as the toasting drink for the Emperor’s Birthday Reception at the Consulate-General of Japan in Turin

June 2019
Selected for “Japan Brand Development Assistance Program (Second term)” by the Small and Medium            Enterprise Agency AWA SAKE was selected to be served at the G20 official dinner and media booth

July 2019
Second visit to Champagne (France) and an AWA SAKE tasting seminar was also held for the first time in Paris

October 2019
The 3rd AWA SAKE certification ceremony was held “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji” by Hokusai Katsushika    Original Label Series was launched (14 brands) AWA SAKE was selected as the toasting drink at the G20      Aichi-Nagoya Foreign Ministers Meeting and Dinner

November 2019
AWA SAKE was selected as the toasting drink at the welcome reception of Japan Week Athens (Greece),hosted by IFF: “International Friendship Foundation”

January 2020
Establishment of the Promotion Parliamentary Association of AWA SAKE

February 2020
AWA SAKE was selected as the toasting drink at the Emperor’s Birthday Reception held by the Embassy of Japan in the U.S., in Australia, in Greece, in Luxembourg, in India, and the Consulate General of Japan in Vladivostok (Russia)

May 2020 
Selected as part of “2020 Japanese Sake Branding Promotion Project” by the National Tax Agency

Mar 2021
The 4th AWA SAKE certification and the first AWA SAKE ambassador appointment ceremonies were held

May 2021   
Selected by the National Tax Agency as part of their “Subsidy for Japanese Alcoholic Beverages Overseas                                   Development Support Project Expenses” program (Subsidy for Branding and Sake Brewery Tourism)

Association Profile

Association Name
Japan Awasake Association

Representative Director
Noriyoshi Nagai, President of Nagai Sake Inc.

Address
Placeo Aoyama Building 3F, 2-7-13 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061, Japan

Phone
03-6383-1683
FAX
03-6685-2539
Email
info@awasake.or.jp

Board of Directors

 

Chairman Noriyoshi Nagai
(Nagai Sake Inc., President & CEO)

Vice Chairman Kosuke Kuji
(Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd., President & CEO)

Vice Chairman Hideyuki Takizawa
(Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd., President & CEO)

Managing Director Tsushima Kitahara
(Yamanashi Meijo Co., Ltd., President & CEO)

Director Yohei Ito
(Akita Seishu Co., Ltd., President & CEO)

Director Jiro Nagumo
(Hakkaisan Brewery Co., Ltd.,
President & CEO)

Director Haruo Okasora
(Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd., President & CEO)

Director Kensuke Shichida
(Tenzan Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.,
President & CEO)

Auditor

Keiji Torii – Former executive vice president of Mizuho Financial Group

Takeaki Ishikawa – Advisor to the Brewing Society of Japan, Doctor of Agriculture

AWA SAKE Ambassador

 

In March of 2021, the Japan Awasake Association has developed their own AWA SAKE Ambassador program to make the finest gourmets around the world say: “Kampai”. Professionals with a broad “food culture” knowledge and a deep love for AWA SAKE were selected to work as Brand Ambassadors and help the association to raise awareness of AWA SAKE worldwide.

Xavier Thuizat (France)

 

Born in Beaune, Burgundy, and recognized as a young leading figure in the French sommelier world, Xavier has worked as a sommelier at Michelin 3-star restaurants such as Bernard Loiseau, Moulis, Pierre Garnier among others. After establishing the wine cellar he also became the chef sommelier at the renovated Paris Peninsula hotel. In the summer of 2017, he was named Chef Sommelier of the newly renovated Hotel Crillon in Paris. Since 2017 he is also the Chairman of the Jury of the Japanese Sake Competition “Kura Master” organized by French wine experts.

Philippe Jamesse (France)

 

After working as a chef sommelier at Château Lesclières, one of the leading 2-star restaurants in the Champagne region, he started his own business as a wine consultant in 2019. He has earned the reputation of being “the sommelier with the most sophisticated Champagne service”. In collaboration with LEHMANN, a glass manufacturer in Marne (France), he has also developed a series of handmade wine glasses highly regarded for its elegant silhouette and known for its unique mouth touch & enhanced drinking experience designed to unveil aroma & flavor.

History

2021

The Fine Sake Awards Japan Sparkling SAKE Category
Grand Gold: Ninki-ichi Awasake Sparkling Junmai Daiginjo BRUT NATURE / Ninki Inc.
Gold: MIZUBASHO Yukihotaka Awa Sake / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: Kaika AWA SAKE / Daiichi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: GARYUBAI SPARKLING SAKE / Sanwa Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Yatsushika awa sake Hakkou / Yatsushika Brewery Co., Ltd.

Feminalise World Wine Competition Sparkling Sake Category
Gold: Dewazakura AWA SAKE / Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: MIZUBASHO PURE / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: MIZUBASHO Yukihotaka Awa Sake / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: Kaika AWA SAKE / Daiichi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: GARYUBAI SPARKLING SAKE / Sanwa Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Yatsushika awa sake Hakkou / Yatsushika Brewery Co., Ltd.

International Wine Challenge
Sparkling Trophy: Kikuizumi Hitosuji / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Gunma Sparkling Trophy: THE MIZUBASHO PURE 2009 / Nagai Sake Inc. Saitama Sparkling Trophy: Kikuizumi Hitosuji Rose / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd. Shizuoka Sparkling Trophy: GARYUBAI SPARKLING SAKE / Sanwa Brewery Co., Ltd. Gold: Nanbu Bijin Awa Sake Sparkling Hokusai / Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd.

KURA MASTER Sake Sparkling Category
Jury・Platinum: GARYUBAI SPARKLING SAKE / Sanwa Brewery Co., Ltd.
Platinum: Dewazakura AWA SAKE / Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Platinum: Yatsushika awa sake Hakkou / Yatsushika Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: THE MIZUBASHO PURE 2009 / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: Kikuizumi Hitosuji Rose / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Gold: Kikuizumi Hitosuji / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Gold: Hoshi no Kagayaki / Yamanashi Meijo Co., Ltd.
Gold: CHIYOMUSUBI SORAH / Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Kitaya Sparkling Crystal / Kitaya Co., Ltd.

2020

KURA MASTER Sparkling Standard Category
Jury・Platinum: MIZUBASHO PURE / Nagai Sake Inc.
Platinum: Mori no Kanade / Yamanashi Meijo Co., Ltd.
Platinum: AWASAKE SPARKLING TOYOKUNI / Toyokuni Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Gold: Dewazakura AWA SAKE / Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Hoshi no Kagayaki / Yamanashi Meijo Co., Ltd.
Gold: Kikuizumi Hitosuji / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Gold: CHIYOMUSUBI SORAH / Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Dewatsuru Sparkling Ashitahe / Akita Seishu Co., Ltd.

The Fine Sake Awards Japan Sparkling SAKE Category
Grand Gold: Yatsushika awa sake Hakkou / Yatsushika Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Mutsuhassen Dry Sparkling / Hachinohe Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Gold: THE MIZUBASHO PURE 2009 / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: MIZUBASHO Yukihotaka Awa Sake / Nagai Sake Inc.

International Wine Challenge
Trophy・Gold: Kitaya Sparkling Crystal / Kitaya Co., Ltd.
Silver: Nanbu Bijin Awa Sake Sparkling / Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd.
Silver: Nanbu Bijin Awa Sake Sparkling Hokusai / Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd.
Silver: Dewazakura AWA SAKE / Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Silver: THE MIZUBASHO PURE 2009 / Nagai Sake Inc.
Silver:Kikuizumi Hitosuji / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Silver:GARYUBAI SPARKLING SAKE / Sanwa Brewery Co., Ltd.
Bronze:MIZUBASHO Yukihotaka Awa Sake / Nagai Sake Inc.
Bronze: Hoshi no Kagayaki / Yamanashi Meijo Co., Ltd.
Bronze: Hakkaisan Clear Sparkling “AWA” / Hakkaisan Brewery Co., Ltd.
Bronze: Yatsushika awa sake Hakkou / Yatsushika Brewery Co., Ltd.

International SAKE Challenge
Sparkling Sake
Trophy: Dewazakura AWA SAKE / Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Bronze: AWASAKE SPARKLING TOYOKUNI / Toyokuni Shuzo Co., Ltd.

LONDON SAKE Challenge Platinum CHIYOMUSUBI SORAH
Chiyomusubi
Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.

2019

SAKE COMPETITION Sparkling Sake Category
1st place: Dewatsuru Sparkling Ashitahe / Akita Seishu Co., Ltd.
Sliver: AWASAKE SPARKLING TOYOKUNI / Toyokuni Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Sliver: Yatsushika awa sake Hakkou / Yatsushika Brewery Co., Ltd.
Sliver: MIZUBASHO Yukihotaka Awa Sake / Nagai Sake Inc.

KURA MASTER Sparkling Standard Category
Platinum: Hoshi no Kagayaki / Yamanashi Meijo Co., Ltd.
Gold: Mutsuhassen Dry Sparkling / Hachinohe Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Gold: Ninki-ichi Awasake Sparkling Junmai Daiginjo / Ninki Inc.
Gold: AWASAKE SPARKLING TOYOKUNI / Toyokuni Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Gold: THE MIZUBASHO PURE 2009 / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: Kikuizumi Hitosuji / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Gold: Kikuizumi Hitosuji Rose / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Gold: Hakkaisan Clear Sparkling “AWA” / Hakkaisan Brewery Co., Ltd.

The Fine Sake Awards Japan Sparkling SAKE Category
Grand Gold: Ninki-ichi Awasake Sparkling Junmai Daiginjo / Ninki Inc.
Grand Gold: MIZUBASHO Yukihotaka Awa Sake / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: MIZUBASHO PURE / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: THE MIZUBASHO PURE 2009 / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: CHIYOMUSUBI SORAH / Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Tenzan Sparkling / Tenzan Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.

2018

SAKE COMPETITION Sparkling Sake Category
1st place: Nanbu Bijin Awa Sake Sparkling / Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd.
Sliver: Hakkaisan Clear Sparkling “AWA” / Hakkaisan Brewery Co., Ltd.
Sliver: MIZUBASHO PURE / Nagai Sake Inc.

The Fine Sake Awards Japan Sparkling SAKE Category
Grand Gold: Tenzan Sparkling / Tenzan Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Nanbu Bijin Awa Sake Sparkling / Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd.

International Wine Challenge
Sliver: Nanbu Bijin Awa Sake Sparkling / Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd.
Bronze: MIZUBASHO PURE  Nagai Sake Inc.
Bronze: CHIYOMUSUBI SORAH  Chiyomusubi
Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.

2017

2017 SAKE COMPETITION Sparkling Sake Category
1st place: Nanbu Bijin Awa Sake Sparkling / Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd.

AWA SAKE Certification

The Japan Awasake Association has established strict quality standards for product development. Together with an external organization specialized in quality auditing, we regularly conduct product inspections to ensure compliance with our certification standards. Only the products that match all the criteria are allowed to be called “AWA SAKE”. To be certified, brands must be a member of the Japan Awasake Association. Please contact us for more information and to become a member.

Product Development Criteria

1. Product must be Japanese sake made only from rice*, kome-koji (malted rice), and water
2. 100% domestically produced rice classified in 3rd class or higher by the Agricultural Produce Inspection Law must be used as raw material
3. Only the carbon dioxide from natural fermentation during brewing must be retained** and not added manually
4. The outward appearance should be clear & transparent and a single stream of bubbles should appear when poured into a container once uncorked
5. The alcohol level should be at least 10% or higher
6. The gas pressure must be at least 3.5 bar*2 (0.35 megapascal) at 20°C

 

*1 No restrictions on the purity of the rice or the milling ratio
*2 The secondary fermentation within the regulations can take place in a bottle or in a tank

Quality standards

Aroma and quality shall remain the same at room temperature for at least three months, and pasteurization shall also be performed. Artificial gas, except the carbon dioxide used in pipes and containers for gas displacement purposes, is not allowed.

Certification Process

1. Inspection of equipment, brewing process, and raw material
Inspection of equipment, brewing processes, and raw materials will be conducted in writing to ensure that they meet the certification standards. (In some cases an on-site inspection will also be conducted). Certification inspections are conducted twice a year, and even when a product passed the inspection the previous year, it will undergo certification inspections again the following year.

2. Inspection by external institutions Two external institutions specialized in quality auditing will conduct inspections to ensure that the ingredients meet our certification standards.

Listed below are the main items which are inspected:
・Gas pressure measurement
・Sake spoilage lactic acid bacteria test
・Alcohol content measurement
・Carbon dioxide composition measurement – To ensure that carbon dioxide has not been artificially added

3. Awarding of certificate
Only products that passed all inspection items will be officially certified as AWA SAKE. A certification will be awarded to the certified products from the Japan Awasake Association.

About Association Members

Discover our association brewery members from all regions of Japan and their unique AWA SAKE products.

The Japan Awasake Association Official YouTube Channel

About the Japan Awasake Association

 

The Japan Awasake Association is an incorporated association established in November 2016 by and for Japanese breweries producing sparkling sake. The aim of the association is to constantly improve product quality, raise brand awareness, and expand to new markets. Only the products that comply with the strict association standards and pass our third-party quality control can receive the AWA SAKE certification. The association actively engages in various activities to position AWA SAKE as
“the new Japanese toasting sensation that makes the world say “Kampai”!

*AWA SAKE is a registered trademark of the Japan Awasake Association

Activities

1. Establishing & maintaining AWA SAKE product quality and brand image
Develop a certification process and maintain the highest quality standards.
Manage AWA SAKE product certification by developing individual serial No. stickers.

2. Knowledge sharing & resource management
Conduct AWA SAKE brewing seminars & group study sessions.
Position the brand & support business strategy & marketing efforts.
Develop an efficient material joint purchase system.

 3. Co-marketing activities & joint promotional efforts
Design & manage AWA SAKE events.
Support press, public, and media relations.
Support global marketing & overseas business promotion activities.

History

November 2016
A press conference for the inauguration of the Japan Awasake Association was held Noriyoshi Nagai (President of Nagai Sake Inc.) was nominated as the first Chairman of the Board of Directors

March 2017
The AWA SAKE certification program was introduced April 2017 The 1st AWA SAKE certification ceremony was held

October 2017
AWA SAKE was selected as the toasting drink for Yokohama Triennale: “Islands, Constellations & Galapagos    event”

June 2018
Selected for “Japan Brand Development Assistance Programme (First term)” by the Small and Medium            Enterprise Agency

October 2018
The 2nd AWA SAKE certification ceremony was held First visit to Champagne (France) and first international exhibition participation at Salon du Sake in Paris AWA SAKE was selected as the toasting drink at the welcome reception of Japan Week Turin (Italy) hosted by IFF: “International Friendship Foundation”

December 2018
AWA SAKE was selected as the toasting drink for the Emperor’s Birthday Reception at the Consulate-General of Japan in Turin

June 2019
Selected for “Japan Brand Development Assistance Program (Second term)” by the Small and Medium            Enterprise Agency AWA SAKE was selected to be served at the G20 official dinner and media booth

July 2019
Second visit to Champagne (France) and an AWA SAKE tasting seminar was also held for the first time in Paris

October 2019
The 3rd AWA SAKE certification ceremony was held “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji” by Hokusai Katsushika    Original Label Series was launched (14 brands) AWA SAKE was selected as the toasting drink at the G20      Aichi-Nagoya Foreign Ministers Meeting and Dinner

November 2019
AWA SAKE was selected as the toasting drink at the welcome reception of Japan Week Athens (Greece),hosted by IFF: “International Friendship Foundation”

January 2020
Establishment of the Promotion Parliamentary Association of AWA SAKE

February 2020
AWA SAKE was selected as the toasting drink at the Emperor’s Birthday Reception held by the Embassy of Japan in the U.S., in Australia, in Greece, in Luxembourg, in India, and the Consulate General of Japan in Vladivostok (Russia)

May 2020 
Selected as part of “2020 Japanese Sake Branding Promotion Project” by the National Tax Agency

Mar 2021
The 4th AWA SAKE certification and the first AWA SAKE ambassador appointment ceremonies were held

May 2021   
Selected by the National Tax Agency as part of their “Subsidy for Japanese Alcoholic Beverages Overseas                                   Development Support Project Expenses” program (Subsidy for Branding and Sake Brewery Tourism)

Association Profile

Association Name
Japan Awasake Association

Representative Director
Noriyoshi Nagai, President of Nagai Sake Inc.

Address
Placeo Aoyama Building 3F, 2-7-13 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061, Japan

Phone
03-6383-1683
FAX
03-6685-2539
Email
info@awasake.or.jp

Board of Directors

 

Chairman Noriyoshi Nagai
(Nagai Sake Inc., President & CEO)

Vice Chairman Kosuke Kuji
(Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd., President & CEO)

Vice Chairman Hideyuki Takizawa
(Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd., President & CEO)

Managing Director Tsushima Kitahara
(Yamanashi Meijo Co., Ltd., President & CEO)

Director Yohei Ito
(Akita Seishu Co., Ltd., President & CEO)

Director Jiro Nagumo
(Hakkaisan Brewery Co., Ltd.,
President & CEO)

Director Haruo Okasora
(Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd., President & CEO)

Director Kensuke Shichida
(Tenzan Sake Brewery Co., Ltd., President & CEO)

Auditor

Keiji Torii – Former executive vice president of Mizuho Financial Group

Takeaki Ishikawa – Advisor to the Brewing Society of Japan, Doctor of Agriculture

AWA SAKE Ambassador

 

In March of 2021, the Japan Awasake Association has developed their own AWA SAKE Ambassador program to make the finest gourmets around the world say: “Kampai”. Professionals with a broad “food culture” knowledge and a deep love for AWA SAKE were selected to work as Brand Ambassadors and help the association to raise awareness of AWA SAKE worldwide.

Xavier Thuizat (France)

Born in Beaune, Burgundy, and recognized as a young leading figure in the French sommelier world, Xavier has worked as a sommelier at Michelin 3-star restaurants such as Bernard Loiseau, Moulis, Pierre Garnier among others. After establishing the wine cellar he also became the chef sommelier at the renovated Paris Peninsula hotel. In the summer of 2017, he was named Chef Sommelier of the newly renovated Hotel Crillon in Paris. Since 2017 he is also the Chairman of the Jury of the Japanese Sake Competition “Kura Master” organized by French wine experts.

Philippe Jamesse (France)

After working as a chef sommelier at Château Lesclières, one of the leading 2-star restaurants in the Champagne region, he started his own business as a wine consultant in 2019. He has earned the reputation of being “the sommelier with the most sophisticated Champagne service”. In collaboration with LEHMANN, a glass manufacturer in Marne (France), he has also developed a series of handmade wine glasses highly regarded for its elegant silhouette and known for its unique mouth touch & enhanced drinking experience designed to unveil aroma & flavor.

History

2021

The Fine Sake Awards Japan Sparkling SAKE Category
Grand Gold: Ninki-ichi Awasake Sparkling Junmai Daiginjo BRUT NATURE / Ninki Inc.
Gold: MIZUBASHO Yukihotaka Awa Sake / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: Kaika AWA SAKE / Daiichi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: GARYUBAI SPARKLING SAKE / Sanwa Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Yatsushika awa sake Hakkou / Yatsushika Brewery Co., Ltd.

Feminalise World Wine Competition Sparkling Sake Category
Gold: Dewazakura AWA SAKE / Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: MIZUBASHO PURE / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: MIZUBASHO Yukihotaka Awa Sake / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: Kaika AWA SAKE / Daiichi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: GARYUBAI SPARKLING SAKE / Sanwa Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Yatsushika awa sake Hakkou / Yatsushika Brewery Co., Ltd.

International Wine Challenge
Sparkling Trophy: Kikuizumi Hitosuji / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Gunma Sparkling Trophy: THE MIZUBASHO PURE 2009 / Nagai Sake Inc. Saitama Sparkling Trophy: Kikuizumi Hitosuji Rose / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd. Shizuoka Sparkling Trophy: GARYUBAI SPARKLING SAKE / Sanwa Brewery Co., Ltd. Gold: Nanbu Bijin Awa Sake Sparkling Hokusai / Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd.

KURA MASTER Sake Sparkling Category
Jury・Platinum: GARYUBAI SPARKLING SAKE / Sanwa Brewery Co., Ltd.
Platinum: Dewazakura AWA SAKE / Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Platinum: Yatsushika awa sake Hakkou / Yatsushika Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: THE MIZUBASHO PURE 2009 / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: Kikuizumi Hitosuji Rose / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Gold: Kikuizumi Hitosuji / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Gold: Hoshi no Kagayaki / Yamanashi Meijo Co., Ltd.
Gold: CHIYOMUSUBI SORAH / Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Kitaya Sparkling Crystal / Kitaya Co., Ltd.

2020

KURA MASTER Sparkling Standard Category
Jury・Platinum: MIZUBASHO PURE / Nagai Sake Inc.
Platinum: Mori no Kanade / Yamanashi Meijo Co., Ltd.
Platinum: AWASAKE SPARKLING TOYOKUNI / Toyokuni Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Gold: Dewazakura AWA SAKE / Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Hoshi no Kagayaki / Yamanashi Meijo Co., Ltd.
Gold: Kikuizumi Hitosuji / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Gold: CHIYOMUSUBI SORAH / Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Dewatsuru Sparkling Ashitahe / Akita Seishu Co., Ltd.

The Fine Sake Awards Japan Sparkling SAKE Category
Grand Gold: Yatsushika awa sake Hakkou / Yatsushika Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Mutsuhassen Dry Sparkling / Hachinohe Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Gold: THE MIZUBASHO PURE 2009 / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: MIZUBASHO Yukihotaka Awa Sake / Nagai Sake Inc.

International Wine Challenge
Trophy・Gold: Kitaya Sparkling Crystal / Kitaya Co., Ltd.
Silver: Nanbu Bijin Awa Sake Sparkling / Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd.
Silver: Nanbu Bijin Awa Sake Sparkling Hokusai / Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd.
Silver: Dewazakura AWA SAKE / Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Silver: THE MIZUBASHO PURE 2009 / Nagai Sake Inc.
Silver:Kikuizumi Hitosuji / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Silver:GARYUBAI SPARKLING SAKE / Sanwa Brewery Co., Ltd.
Bronze:MIZUBASHO Yukihotaka Awa Sake / Nagai Sake Inc.
Bronze: Hoshi no Kagayaki / Yamanashi Meijo Co., Ltd.
Bronze: Hakkaisan Clear Sparkling “AWA” / Hakkaisan Brewery Co., Ltd.
Bronze: Yatsushika awa sake Hakkou / Yatsushika Brewery Co., Ltd.

International SAKE Challenge
Sparkling Sake
Trophy: Dewazakura AWA SAKE / Dewazakura Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Bronze: AWASAKE SPARKLING TOYOKUNI / Toyokuni Shuzo Co., Ltd.

LONDON SAKE Challenge Platinum CHIYOMUSUBI SORAH
Chiyomusubi
Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.

2019

SAKE COMPETITION Sparkling Sake Category
1st place: Dewatsuru Sparkling Ashitahe / Akita Seishu Co., Ltd.
Sliver: AWASAKE SPARKLING TOYOKUNI / Toyokuni Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Sliver: Yatsushika awa sake Hakkou / Yatsushika Brewery Co., Ltd.
Sliver: MIZUBASHO Yukihotaka Awa Sake / Nagai Sake Inc.

KURA MASTER Sparkling Standard Category
Platinum: Hoshi no Kagayaki / Yamanashi Meijo Co., Ltd.
Gold: Mutsuhassen Dry Sparkling / Hachinohe Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Gold: Ninki-ichi Awasake Sparkling Junmai Daiginjo / Ninki Inc.
Gold: AWASAKE SPARKLING TOYOKUNI / Toyokuni Shuzo Co., Ltd.
Gold: THE MIZUBASHO PURE 2009 / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: Kikuizumi Hitosuji / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Gold: Kikuizumi Hitosuji Rose / Takizawa Brewing Co., Ltd.
Gold: Hakkaisan Clear Sparkling “AWA” / Hakkaisan Brewery Co., Ltd.

The Fine Sake Awards Japan Sparkling SAKE Category
Grand Gold: Ninki-ichi Awasake Sparkling Junmai Daiginjo / Ninki Inc.
Grand Gold: MIZUBASHO Yukihotaka Awa Sake / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: MIZUBASHO PURE / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: THE MIZUBASHO PURE 2009 / Nagai Sake Inc.
Gold: CHIYOMUSUBI SORAH / Chiyomusubi Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Tenzan Sparkling / Tenzan Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.

2018

SAKE COMPETITION Sparkling Sake Category
1st place: Nanbu Bijin Awa Sake Sparkling / Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd.
Sliver: Hakkaisan Clear Sparkling “AWA” / Hakkaisan Brewery Co., Ltd.
Sliver: MIZUBASHO PURE / Nagai Sake Inc.

The Fine Sake Awards Japan Sparkling SAKE Category
Grand Gold: Tenzan Sparkling / Tenzan Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.
Gold: Nanbu Bijin Awa Sake Sparkling / Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd.

International Wine Challenge
Sliver: Nanbu Bijin Awa Sake Sparkling / Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd.
Bronze: MIZUBASHO PURE  Nagai Sake Inc.
Bronze: CHIYOMUSUBI SORAH  Chiyomusubi
Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.

2017

2017 SAKE COMPETITION Sparkling Sake Category
1st place: Nanbu Bijin Awa Sake Sparkling / Nanbu Bijin Co., Ltd.

AWA SAKE Certification

The Japan Awasake Association has established strict quality standards for product development. Together with an external organization specialized in quality auditing, we regularly conduct product inspections to ensure compliance with our certification standards. Only the products that match all the criteria are allowed to be called “AWA SAKE”. To be certified, brands must be a member of the Japan Awasake Association. Please contact us for more information and to become a member.

Product Development Criteria

1. Product must be Japanese sake made only from rice*, kome-koji (malted rice), and water
2. 100% domestically produced rice classified in 3rd class or higher by the Agricultural Produce Inspection Law must be used as raw material
3. Only the carbon dioxide from natural fermentation during brewing must be retained** and not added manually
4. The outward appearance should be clear & transparent and a single stream of bubbles should appear when poured into a container once uncorked
5. The alcohol level should be at least 10% or higher
6. The gas pressure must be at least 3.5 bar*2 (0.35 megapascal) at 20°C

 

*1 No restrictions on the purity of the rice or the milling ratio
*2 The secondary fermentation within the regulations can take place in a bottle or in a tank

Quality standards

Aroma and quality shall remain the same at room temperature for at least three months, and pasteurization shall also be performed. Artificial gas, except the carbon dioxide used in pipes and containers for gas displacement purposes, is not allowed.

Certification Process

1. Inspection of equipment, brewing process, and raw material
Inspection of equipment, brewing processes, and raw materials will be conducted in writing to ensure that they meet the certification standards. (In some cases an on-site inspection will also be conducted). Certification inspections are conducted twice a year, and even when a product passed the inspection the previous year, it will undergo certification inspections again the following year.

2. Inspection by external institutions Two external institutions specialized in quality auditing will conduct inspections to ensure that the ingredients meet our certification standards.

Listed below are the main items which are inspected:
・Gas pressure measurement
・Sake spoilage lactic acid bacteria test
・Alcohol content measurement
・Carbon dioxide composition measurement – To ensure that carbon dioxide has not been artificially added

3. Awarding of certificate
Only products that passed all inspection items will be officially certified as AWA SAKE. A certification will be awarded to the certified products from the Japan Awasake Association.

About Association Members

Discover our association brewery members from all regions of Japan and their unique
AWA SAKE products.

The Japan Awasake Association
Official YouTube Channel