Moon Bloom 'Kunoichi Yamahai Junmai' | Tortoise General Store
Moon Bloom 'Kunoichi Yamahai Junmai' | Tortoise General Store
Moon Bloom 'Kunoichi Yamahai Junmai' | Tortoise General Store
Moon Bloom 'Kunoichi Yamahai Junmai' | Tortoise General Store

Moon Bloom 'Kunoichi Yamahai Junmai'

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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.

Yamahai sake tends to be rich and wild. Moon Bloom 'Kunoichi Yamahai Junmai' has a balanced sourness influenced by lactic acid, one of the signature notes of a Yamahai. Floral and red apple notes leap from the glass. Mild clean finish, and unique yogurt-like acidic taste. Kunoichi pairs well with rich and flavorful dishes. 

Brewery: Wakabayashi Jozo
Region: Nagano
Special Designation Grade: Junmai Daiginjo
Rice Polishing Rate: 70% (30% milled away)
Rice: Hitogokochi
Alcohol: 15%
Sake Meter Value: -6
Serve: Chilled, room temperature, or gently warmed



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, room temperature, or gently warmed.

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.