Thousand Waves
SAKE OVERVIEW

This rare Yamahai sake is hand-bottled and numbered in custom ceramic after aging in special caves beneath the brewery that were originally used as bomb shelters during WWII. Made using the yamahai method which is a labor-intense method of activating the naturally occuring lactic acid using paddles, resulting in a wilder flavor profile. The quality of this sake is excellent; the hallmark is intensity. The name Thousand Waves refers to the 1,000 bottles produced, as well pays homage to the brewery’s seaside location in Kanagawa.

Tasting Notes

A firm initial approach gives way to layered complexity, including subtle tart, sweet, and gamey notes. Highlighted by citrus and banana aromas and a cocoa tinged flavor, the higher-than-average acidity results in a bright and smooth sake.

Food Pairing

Pair with braised duck, figs, winter squash, and beef ribs.

Tech Details

Grade:
Tokubetsu Junmai Yamahai
Seimaibuai:
60%
Rice:
Gohyakumangoku
Nihonshu-Do:
+3
Acidity:
1.7
Alcohol:
14.0%
Size:
6/500ml
Suggested Retail Price:
$60
UPC Code:
835603005769

The Brewery

Tensei Brewery

Tensei is a multi-talented brewery defined by an entrepreneurial spirit, an international outlook, and a laid-back surfer atmosphere.

• The cultured and forward-thinking brewery has a hand in other enterprises as well, including a beer brewery, a Japanese restaurant, an Italian restaurant, a bakery, and an art gallery all on site.

• Tensei is inspired by Kanagawa’s beautiful coastline and surfer culture. The town is also the birth place of the famous Japanese woodblock art, The Great Wave.

Brewery Name:
Tensei Brewery
Brewery Founded:
1872
Toji (master brewer):
Tetsuro Igarashi
Brewery Location:
Kanagawa
Brewery President:
Mokichi Kumazawa