Sakagura is excited to invite you to â€œRIHAKU NIGHTâ€!Rihaku Shuzo was founded in 1882 in Matsue City in Shimane, although it was not until 1928 that they adopted the name Rihaku. Rihaku was a famous poet in China, and is also known in English as Li Po. Rihaku lived from 701 to 762, and was known for his fondness for the bottle. He was a kind, open-minded, wandering poet that was famous for drinking a lot before writing. He was known to have said, “I drink a bottle, and can write 100 poems.” They make use of Rihaku’s poems and phrases in the brochures and on the labels, and quote him often. Several of their sakes are named with phrases from the great poet’s words.
The sake is, in general, mellow and well-rounded. It leaves a wonderful lingering sensation, and overall has a good “umami” to it, that hard-to -describe something that satisfies, and makes you want a bit more. They make several types of sake, at least one for each occasion. The diligent effort and great skill of toji and kurabito are evidenced by the fact that they have won many gold medals for sake in the tax department’s prestigious New Sake Tasting Competition.
We will welcome Mr. Yuichiro Tanaka, president of Rihaku Brewery and Ms. Kaoru Ishiguro from Sake Export Association.
The three sakes that have been carefully selected for that night are:
â€œRihaku Tasting Setâ€ $15.00 (3 kinds/50 ml each)
Rihaku â€œHana Koboâ€ – Origin of Purity Junmai Ginjo
Rihaku â€“ Wandering Poet Junmai Ginjo
Rihaku Nigori â€“ Dreamy Clouds Tokubetsu Junmai Nigori (unfiltered)
Also, Rihaku Breweryâ€™s original â€œOchokoâ€ – sake cup gift is being planned for guests who order â€œRihaku Tasting Setâ€!
211 East 43rd Street B1F
New York, NY 10017
(Between 2nd and 3rd Avenue)
Lunch: Â Mon-Fri Â Â Â Â Â 11:30 am Â – 14:20 pm
Dinner: Â Mon-Thu Â Â Â 18:00 pm – Â 23:45 pm
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Fri-Sat Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 18:00 pm Â – 24:45 am
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Sun Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 18:00 pm Â – 22:45 pm