Nanakanba Tokubetsu-junmai "Shikkoku-S"


This sake is well balanced with umami from sake rice, acidity and a clean finish. As the label suggests, this sake is not flashy, you can pair it with all kinds of dishes. Restrained but superb, this is our virtue. It can be served warm also. The label design is based on the "heptagonal horseshoe" motif representing the "Nanakanba (Seven Crown Horse)". - Sake category: Tokubetsu Junmai - Sake rice: Yamadanishiki - Rice-polishing ratio: 55% - alcohol percentage: 16% - Lineup: 720mL, 1800mL Nanakanba series: "Nanakanba" means "Seven Crown Horse". The model horse is “Symboli Rudolf”, known in Japan as the strongest racehorse of the 20th century. He was the first horse in Japanese racing history to win seven times in G1 races, earning him the nickname "Nanakanba". He was also called "Emperor" because of his extraordinary strength. The representative of our company is a relative of the owner of this horse; his younger sister married the owner.


Rice, Rice Koji

3.15 in x 3.15 in x 11.81 in

24.35 oz

1 Year, Room Temperature



Established in 1712, Hikami Sake Brewery in Shimane Prefecture has been producing sake for 15 generations. It's located in Okuizumo, known for Izumo mythology and Tatara iron making. Their sake combines quality local rice, underground water from snow melt, and traditional skills of Izumo toji. The brewery also discovered "Non-Foaming Yeast" in 1962, now used widely all over Japan. We use Saka Nishiki and Kairyo Omachi, Yamada Nishiki, Gohyakumangoku and Miyamanishiki from Hyogo and Nagano Prefecture. We aim to make sake based on the traditional local food culture. The resulting style of sake is a balanced, dry, rich and full bodied sake. We have earned awards at the Annual Japan Sake Awards and the International Wine Challenge. Their toji, Toshitada Matsumoto, received Contemporary Master Craftsman Award in 2017 and the Yellow Ribbon Medal in 2020.