Apr 18, 2008

400-year Old Shiroyamazakura

Shiroyamazakura is reportedly a 400-year-old cherry tree growing in Akiruno City in Tokyo.

Also, Shiroyamazakura is a name of sake brewed by a sake brewery in Akiruno City in Tokyo.

We had a drinking party to drink Shiroyamazakura while admiring Shiroyamazakura blossom. It was on April 12.

When I got to the Musashi-itsukaichi station by the JR Ituskaichi line, there were florescent cherry trees here and there. Weather? Passably! In this place, the florescence is maybe one week later than the center of Tokyo since a little bit colder. The tree is a wild mountain cherry and its culmination seems to be later than Someiyoshiho, a variety widely planted and enjoyed.

Kimono ladies! You're enjoying your beautiful dressing, aren't you? However, once the party started, no one seems to be interested in the blossom.

--Today's Kimono--
This lady was wearing cherry blossoms. She got even her ears pierced with cherry blossoms! Women can enjoy wearing various types of 's patterns on kimono. It's good!

--Today's Sake--
Okunokami (Toshimaya shuzo)
Junmai-nakadori-muchousei (muchousei: non adjustment)
Rice used: Hattannishiki
Seimaibuai: 50% (koji)
       55% (kake)
Alcohol: 16.8%
Rich and meaningful

Tamura (Tamura shuzo)
Rice used: Ginginga
Seimaibuai: 55%
Alcohol: 16 to 17%
Sake meter value: (+)1.0
Acidity: 1.7
Wonderful balance of taste and aroma

Shiroyamazakura (Nozaki shuzo)
Rice used: Gohyakumangoku
Seimaibuai: 50%
Alcohol: 16 to 17%
Sake meter value: (+)7
Acidity: 1.6

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