Made from Goriki rice, a hard-to-grow variety that had had been endangered, this little cup boasts a gentle nose, fruity flavors, and a dry ricey finish. The art on the cup - an eyeball bathing in a shallow dish - is a character from a beloved 1960’s manga called “GeGeGe no Kitaro.”
About the producer
Chiyomusubi was founded in 1865 and is the only sake brewery in the city of Sakaiminato in Tottori. They state their philosophy as the “creation of happiness,” and the company emphasizes family and camaraderie as core values to their brand.
Sakaiminato was the hometown of Shigeru Mizuki, a revered manga artist and Japanese historian. His manga series, GeGeGe no Kitaro, brought old Japanese folklore and characters to the attention of young people in the 1960s. This series lends its name to Chiyomusubi’s line of sake cups, with each one being named for a different Mizuki character and featuring his artwork on the labels.