Takantenjin Soul of the Sensei is a special Junmai Daiginjo brewed in memory of former Takatenjin Master Toji Shokichi Hase. Toji Hase worked tirelessly at the same brewery for over 40 years--which in itself is surely an achievement worth honoring. He was also one of the four famous toji known as the "Four Guardians of Heaven” of the prestigious Noto Toji Guild. (Toji guilds are small groups of notable tojis whose main objectives are to educate and train successors, to refine skills, and to uphold and improve the reputation of the sake from their region.) The brewery continues its former sensei's traditions with this clean, dry, and rich brew, which is considered one of Japan's most highly regarded sake. It exudes aromas of clean honeydew rind, grainy rice, with a touch of earth. The impact on the palate is soft and rich but not cloying. A gentle sweetness envelops the tongue while the clean, high-strung acidity does the work. It has loads of body but is able to maintain tightness and structure. While spicy honeydew and dry anise dominate up front, the finish is dry with good spicy white pepper and jasmine notes.
By: Jeffrey Jones
K&L Staff Member
The first word that came to my mind when I tasted this sake was "pure". The Takatenjim is clean, delicious and multidimensional. It should please any lover of sake. On the dry side, it will go well alone or with lighter foods.
Real Time Inventory by Location:
The item you have chosen is in stock, and has inventory in at least one of our retail
stores. Below is the current quantity on hand information for this product within our
database. It is never more than five minutes old. Additionally, our shopping cart
looks at real time inventory so when you add an item to you cart we will do an immediate
check of available inventory and alert you if there are any issues.
San Francisco: 15
Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of
- exclusive access from K&L