chiyomusubi_kitaro_cup2It seems everyone in Japan knows the anime “Ge-Ge-Ge no Kitaro“. Created by the famous Japanese artist Shigeru Mizuki (水木 しげる), Kitaro has had a wide impact on Japanese Popular culture. So much so that Chiyomusubi Sake brewery, located in Mizuki-san’s native Totori, produced special cup sakes dedicated to several of the characters in Mizuki-san’s stories, each made with a distinct sake rice to suit the character!

The characters are actually ghosts with special powers but shortcomings, too. Kitaro is the hero of the stories is usually trying to make peace between human and the ghost world. He is missing an eyeball and has flying Geta sandals. His father on the other is basically a walking eyeball with a great love for his son and for SAKE! The “rat man” character is a ghost/human/rat half breed who is always looking out for his own best interest.

Below are three videos I made outlining my tasting profile of each sake. Click the header above each video to see the full sake profile.


Chiyomusubi Ge-Ge-Ge no Kitaro Cup Sake Junmai Ginjo


Chiyomusubi Oyaji Gokuraku Cup Sake Junmai Ginjo


Chiyomusubi Nezumi Otoko Cup Sake Junmai Ginjo

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