Rice polishing ratio. Explained using “Kid” for beginners.

  1. Kid Junmai Daiginjo 45% polished rice ratio.
  2. What is Rice Polishing Ratio?
  3. Deliciousness Description
  4. I looked up the kid’s brewer.

A major favorite. Its name is KID, and it is a mellow wine. A relaxing drink by myself again today
My friend kept telling me “how delicious Kido (Japanese sake) was”, so I searched for it and found it.
I found it on the first basement floor of Ginza Six. Imadeya Ginza in Tokyo.

Imadeya_liquor store
Imadeya_liquor store

I asked the clerk about the difference between the pink one and this green one.
The difference is the rice polishing ratio. The pink one was made by Mr. Shibata, the first person to produce “Kid”, and the green one was made by his apprentices.

I was told that the pink one is sweeter.
The pink one is sweeter than the pink one. By the way, sweet does not mean sweet in the general sense of taste. I was told at the end of the conversation that sweet is not the sweetness of taste in general, but rather the sweetness of the aroma, when it comes out of your nose.
I was told at the end of the talk.

Kid Junmai Daiginjo 45% polished rice ratio.

Kid Junmai Daiginjo 45% polished rice ratio.
Kid Junmai Daiginjo 45% polished rice ratio.
Kid Junmai Daiginjo 45% polished rice ratio.
Kid Junmai Daiginjo 45% polished rice ratio.

It’s a waste to drink it.

What is Rice Polishing Ratio?

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Kid Junmai Daiginjo Gulp

It is the percentage of rice that is shaved off from one grain of rice to the center, leaving the endosperm in the center of the rice. The lower this number is, the stronger the aroma of yeast will be. On the other hand, if this number is high, there is more rice left in the grain and the rice flavor becomes stronger.


Deliciousness Description


I see what you mean.
The acidity is almost non-existent, easy to drink, not too thick, and overall well balanced.
It’s a fruity, clear, wine-like scented sake that doesn’t leave any miscellaneous flavors even after it goes down the throat.

It seems to be similar to Kubota. Kubota is one of the most famous sake in Japan.
It seems to go better with vegetables or cheese than sushi or other vinegared rice. It may be good as a mouthwash. I prefer it cold rather than room temperature. When warm, it seems too sweet. (It depends on your taste.)

I looked up the kid’s brewer.

It’s quite a turbulent time. All the breweries have a long history anyway.

The top Japanese companies with the longest history are usually related to sake companies.

Kid’s Sake Brewery Heiwa Shuzo

The Heiwa Sake Brewery has been in danger of being shut down several times. During World War II, the government ordered the evacuation of school children and the acceptance of sake breweries in Kyoto and other areas due to the intensifying war situation, and the brewery was forced to close. 

Even after the war, the brewery was not allowed to resume its license. Therefore, Yasumasa Yamamoto, the second generation of the family, went to the Diet to make a speech petitioning for the reopening of the closed brewery. Shaking, he spoke of his regret for being forced to close the brewery and his hope for sake brewing in the peaceful post-war era, and was applauded by many. After such passionate efforts, permission was finally granted to reopen the brewery. It was this desire to brew sake in a time of peace that led to the brewery being named after the word “peace.

However, despite the reopening, the difficulties continued. The sake brewery that had been lent to them did not return the money. He had no choice but to resume sake brewing at the Taniguchi Sake Brewery in Wakaura. The “Waka-Tsuru” brand supported the brewery during this time of adversity, and was derived from a poem in the Manyoshu, which says, “When the tide comes in at Waka-no-Ura, the lagoons are empty, the reeds are pointed, and the cranes cry across.

More than a decade after the war, he finally returned to Mizonokuchi and started brewing sake. Unfortunately, it was difficult for a sake brewery to rebuild itself once it had closed down, and until the 1960s, the brewery sold its own brand in small quantities to a major manufacturer in Kyoto.

However, with the desire to produce what we wanted to produce, we began to focus on our own sales. Since then, the brewery has won the gold medal at the National New Sake Competition in 1989, 1993, 2005, and 2008, and continues to focus on making sake that is unique to Wakayama.

From Heiwa Shuzo official page

Wakayama Prefecture Location

It takes a little over an hour by train from Osaka to Wakayama to reach the nearest station. It takes about 30 minutes by cab from there.
Famous sightseeing spots are
Kumano Kodo, Nachi Falls, and Kumano Sanzan.
The area is rich in nature and is highly rated by a famous French travel guide. Wakayama Prefecture is located in a peninsula called the Kii Peninsula. The central part of the peninsula is thickly forested and the main towns are located along the coast. It is famous for its cedar wood.

Have a peaceful day!


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