An official collaboration with the Asahiyama Zoo in Hokkaido, the northernmost prefecture of Japan. The zoo's popular animals are depicted on cups of sake in three separate themes: “Tundra” (animals of the arctic frozen plain), “Hokkaido” (animals of the northern land) and "Savanna” (animals of the tropical grassland). These fun cups were designed by Asahikawa-based artist Michiko Abe. The aroma is gentle and mild while the flavor has a firm richness and umami from rice. Turn the cup as you drink and enjoy the overlapping design and depth created by the sake and its adorable art!
- Location: Asahiyama, Hokkaido
- Rice: local table rice
- Polishing: 60%
- Water: Subsoil (Fukuryusui) from mountain runoff
- SMV: +3
- Acidity: 1.4
- Starter method: Sokujo
Founded 1899 in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, the center of the Island and partway up the mountain in a land of extreme cold, Takasago Shuzo produces craft sake and liqueur using local ingredients. Takasago Shuzo aims to be the most loved sake brewery in the region and is determined to weave their history and traditions into their products.