(1)  Purpose

Tokyo Regional Sake Awards are held annually during the autumn. The Awards 2015, which were held by the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau of the National Tax Agency of Japan, invited the entries of sake, honkaku shochu and beer (including beer-like beverages) brewed within the jurisdiction of Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau. By holding the quality examinations of entries along with the event for providing the opportunity for brewers to see the quality of each entry, the awards program aimed at strengthening the foundation of brewing technologies, promoting awareness of alcoholic beverages originally brewed within the jurisdiction, and, in conclusion, supporting the sound development of the alcoholic beverages industry.

(2) Date and Place

  Date Place
Quality examinations Initial judgment October 6 (Tuesday), 2015
October 7 (Wednesday), 2015
Office of Analysis and Brewing Technology, Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau (9th Floor, Room 911)
Final judgment October 9 (Friday), 2015
Awards ceremony   November 6 (Friday), 2015
From 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Meeting Room 10B, Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau(First-floor)
Event for providing the opportunity for brewers to see the quality of each entry   November 6 (Friday), 2015
From 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Meeting Room 8 and 9, Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau (4th Floor)

(3) Entry

The eligible alcoholic beverages for entry were sake, honkaku shochu, and beer (including beer-like beverages) originally brewed at breweries within the jurisdiction of Tokyo Regional Taxation Office and were categorized as shown in the table below.
 While there was no restriction on the brewery year for entries in the Kan (warmed sake) category and the Beer (including beer-like beverages) category, the brewery year for other categories must be 2014 (from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015).

Category Brewery Year Specifications
Special Designation(tokutei-meisho) Percentage of Rice Remaining after Polishing (%) Amount of Alcohol Added Alcohol Content (%)
Sake Ginjo-shu Brewery year 2014 Ginjo-shu or Junmai ginjo-shu 60 or less None or 10% or less of rice weight Undiluted
Kan (warmed sake) - Sake As per commercial specification
Honkaku Shochu Brewery year 2014 - 25.0 or more,
less than 26.0
Beer (including beer-like beverages) - Beer or Happoshu

(Note) Specifications are according to the Labeling Standards concerning the manufacturing process and quality of sake (National Tax Agency Notification 8 of November 22, 1989).

Tokyo Regional Sake Awards 2015(in English)

  1. 1 Purpose and Outline of the Awards
  2. 2 Statistics of Entry
  3. 3 List of Awarded Breweries
  4. 4 Summary of Quality Examinations
  5. 5 Judges