Skip to main content

Kagatsuru Brand Umeshu Plum Liquor

umeshu kanazawa
On a previous a post, I introduced a very traditional umeshu made using old Edo style techniques.  What’s interesting about that particular sake is that it tasted very light whereas this one in the picture is very sour and sweet.   Can you believe that back in Edo period Japanese used to use this stuff for toothpaste? Fact.
The reason for posting this label is because it came from one of my favorite prefectures, Ishikawa, which is famed for producing some of if not the best sake in Japan.  Another reason for posting this is because it’s homegrown right in Japan and when you drink it there’s still pulp left over in the cup.  
The brewer who makes this is called Yachiya.


  1. Hi,

    Thanks for sharing different Umeshu labels. I was very surprised to find out that there are more than 300 private Umeshu labels in Japan.

    I got very excited and now try to explore them one by one and created a dedicated portal to share this with others.

    You can join and share your preferred Umeshu there too.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Shin-Okubo: Little Korea

So I finally got around to going up there to Shin-Okubo,  the land of Seoul via the Yamanote Line.  Been putting this trip off for years for personal reasons;  I am not a fan of Hanlleyu.      I knew why I came up this way, and for none other reason than the food, and maybe to bask in the nausea of Korean romanticist who steal Japanese Jukujo's souls.    But honestly, I like spicy food and stews and pickled vegetables that challenge my taste buds.    I also love the little funky cafes that line the main thoroughfares and alley ways, each with their own little eclectic menus and interior decor.     This place is Korea.  

Shin-Okuba represents more than just a place to relish in Korean culinary delights and K-pop culture, but a place where Koreans can express themselves through their culture.    You can feel the local vibe in the air as you're walking down narrow walkways and footpaths.    I have personally been to mainland Korea six times, so a lot of the nostalgia was there …

Japanese Girls: A Sex(quisition)

While writing this, I was listening to "Going Through Changes" by Eminem

No, I haven't lost any love for momma, Japanese Jukujo that is, and yes, I do have a special place in my heart for young Japanese women, too. 

But then....then I glance over and there's a momma, a delectable Japanese Jukujo momma.  Fully rounded, and fully figured and fair healthy skinned.  Full fine silky muff fujii mounds. 

From this point I feel I need to qualify my remarks more thoroughly, though, especially when referencing women in general.   Firstly, it cannot be denied that there are beautiful women all over the world and from a variety of different backgrounds.  Women are people. However, in this essay I would like to take it a little further.

For me, living in Japan I have created a world unto myself so to speak.  I believe that some people create reasons for doing things, more so than there actually being a real need for doing said things, while others drift along accepting any an…

Estudio científico sobre la lactancia materna para adultos. Cómo alimentar a un bebé adulto.

Estudio científico sobre la lactancia materna para adultos. Cómo alimentar a un bebé adulto.