Tajimi, where visitors can enjoy dry sake and Mino ware.
Michisakari has been specializing in dry sake since its establishment during the Ansei era (1854 - 60). Their sake is made with rice brands such as Yamadanishiki and Yamahoshi and upstream water from the Kasahara River in Tajimi. Brewers use traditional wooden boxes to form koji. Although it is dry sake, you do not taste too much dryness, rather, it has a smoothness on your throat like water. The best vessels with which to enhance this tasty sake are Mino ware ones. Tajimi, where Mino ware is produced, includes Ichinokura Oribe Street and Takata-Onada Oribe Street where pottery studios that have been producing pottery for several hundreds years are gathered, and Hommachi Oribe Street, where pottery merchants are concentrated in number. Why not stroll around the streets, pondering which cup you would like to use to enjoy the evening's sake? It's bound to be a fun and pleasant way to pass the time. Then ask wherever you visit, “Which cup do you think is best for me?” You can guarantee that everyone around will step in and try to choose the best one for you. Where are you folks from? Where are you heading to? Here's a discount. This one is a gift for you!
Hommachi area, where Mino ware wholesalers stood side by side during the Meiji era through to the beginning of the Showa era. Old warehouses and merchants' houses which retain vestige of that time have been transformed into Mino ware shops and art galleries. Take a walk around the town and enjoy Mino ware shopping.
Unique Mino ware shops are dotted throughout Tajimi. They offer a variety of drinking vessels, from flat ones to round ones, which make your Japanese sake-drinking experience all the more enjoyable.
The pottery capital Tajimi hosts many pottery classes to cater for different skill levels from beginners through to professional pottery artists.
Mino Tosui is the name of a set of local sake, Michisakari, and Mino ware sold together. It was launched as a new Tajimi brand.
Sake breweries in this region