Moon Bloom 'Junmai Ginjo Genshu' | Tortoise General Store
Moon Bloom 'Junmai Ginjo Genshu' | Tortoise General Store
Moon Bloom 'Junmai Ginjo Genshu' | Tortoise General Store
Moon Bloom 'Junmai Ginjo Genshu' | Tortoise General Store

Moon Bloom 'Junmai Ginjo Genshu'

$43.00 Sale Save

This product is available for in-store pickup or shipping to California only.

$10 extra for signature required shipment and handling fee will be charged at check out.

Moon Bloom 'Junmai Ginjo Genshu' is light with a mild sweetness, crisp finish and hints of salt and spice. Citrus and plum dominate at colder temperatures. When warmed, rich flavors like banana and melon delight the senses. It’s versatile enough for every course, but does best with fried dishes, tempura and fish.

Brewery: Wakabayashi Jozo
Region: Nagano
Special Designation Grade: Junmai Ginjo Genshu
Rice Polishing Rate: 59% (41% milled away)
Rice: Miyamanishiki and Hitogokochi
Alcohol: 16%
Serve: Cold (50-60°F) or Warm (95-104°F). Mrs. Wakabayashi says its best gently warmed to 100°F, called Nurukan. It's not as hot as Atsukan, but you can still feel the warmth of sake.



Founded in 1896, Wakabayashi Jozo (Brewery) has been family run for over 120 years. 5th Generation Master Brewer, Mami Wakabayashi is the first female to run their brewery, and one of the very few female Master Brewers (Toji) in Japan. (Less than 3% of all breweries in Japan are run by a female Toji.)

Her new "Moon Bloom" line was inspired by Wakabayashi Brewery’s namesake, "Tsukiyoshino” (moon cherry blossoms). It was also inspired by the Tale of the Princess Kaguya, one of Japan’s oldest legends, a story of a beautiful woman from the moon who one day visits the earth.

Her sakes are made in small batches with low-temperature fermentation, permitting the yeast time to develop complex aromas ideal for the subtlety required in sake making. Not only does Nagano provide clean water for brewing, it also creates ideal climatic conditions for rice cultivation, which Wakabayashi uses to her advantage. Moon Bloom uses delicate-tasting Miyamanishiki and Hitogokochi rice locally sourced from Nagano Prefecture. 

Rice, water, yeast, koji  


Serving Instructions:
Serve chilled.

All sake is final sale.

All alcohol shipments require an adult signature. Please ship your package where someone over 21 can sign for it.

We are not responsible for heat-related issues, and we do not offer ice packs because melting ice packs can compromise the integrity of cardboard boxes in transit, risking damage to your package. Please consider the weather when placing your order, especially during the summer.