Tokyo Regional Sake Awards are held annually during the autumn. The Awards 2020, which were held by the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau, invited the entries of Sake, Honkaku Shochu, Beer and Happoshu brewed within the jurisdiction of the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau. By holding the quality examinations of entries along with the event for providing the opportunity for brewers to ensure 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 in the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau.
(Sake, Honkaku Shochu)
|September 17, September 18, September 24 and September 25, 2020
September 29 and October 2, 2020
|Office of Analysis and Brewing Technology,
Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau
(9th Floor, Room 911)
(Beer and Happoshu)
|judgement||November 10 and November 12, 2020|
The eligible alcoholic beverages for entry were Sake, Honkaku Shochu, Beer and Happoshu originally brewed at breweries within the jurisdiction of the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau and were categorized as shown in the table below.
While there was no restriction on the brewery year for entries in the Kanzake and Junmai Kanzake categories (warmed Sake categories) and the Beer and Happoshu category, the brewery year for other categories must be 2019 (from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020).
|Percentage of Rice Remaining after Polishing (%)||Amount of Alcohol Added||Alcohol Content (%)|
|Sake||Ginjo||Brewery year 2019||Ginjo-shu
except for Junmai
|60 or less||10% or less of rice weight||Undiluted|
|Junmai Ginjo||Brewery year 2019||Junmai
|60 or less||None||Undiluted|
except for Junmai
|-||As per commercial
|-||Junmai-shu||-||None||As per commercial specification|
|Honkaku Shochu||-||-||25.0 or more, less than 26.0|
|Beer and Happoshu||-||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).