Dewazakura Oka Ginjo "Cherry Bouquet"

Dewazakura Oka Ginjo "Cherry Bouquet"

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This is the Dewazakura Oka: Dewazakura being the name for this historic Yamagata brewery, Oka being a term for cherry blossom. 

Aptly named, Oka is an overflowing basket of spring blossom aromas. Unmistakably floral, robust, filling a room with its scent, yet not "perfumey," not potpourri. Notes of rose water, cherry blossom, honeysuckle, violet, on a fairly dry backdrop of peach, strawberry and melon. A pop of acidity gives Oka a really nice mouthwatering quality on the palate.


Enjoy with Spring cuisine such as light spring vegetables, asparagus risotto, room temperature bento,  tea sandwiches, first of the season strawberries and any Japanese dish with ume.


  • Prefecture: Yamagata
  • Grade: Ginjo (aruten)
  • Rice: Dewasansan, Haenuki (local)
  • Polishing: 50%
  • Yeast: Ohgawa (No. 10 lineage) 
  • Storage: cool (up to 65F) and dark, enjoy within 1 year
  • Service: chilled in a wine glass, edo kiriko, smooth porcelain


This sake also carries an incredible history, single-handedly changing the course of sake trends and bringing about the "ginjo boom," which defined the tastes of the 80s-90s. Today, almost all premium sake is inspired by ginjo methods.

If you're looking for a sake that speaks of Spring, the height of Portland's most endearing season, utterly laden with pink and red, choose Oka. It belongs on every picnic blanket and in every glass.