Yuho is produced at the Mioya Brewery. Unapologetically unconventional, Yuho experiments with brewing components and techniques to produce sake that have a wild, gamey characteristic with pronounced acidity and remarkable texture. President Miho Fujita, a single career woman from Tokyo with no prior knowledge of sake, and Toji Yokomichi-san, who left his corporate job to pursue sake, do not follow traditional brewing methods—they brew the sake they enjoy drinking. Yuho means “happy rice” and also refers to the city’s supposed numerous UFO sightings. Miho-san believes her sake can stay open for longer than most – she personally likes to drink them after being open for 1-2 months.
Rich texture and bold umami flavors are expressed by Toji Miho-san’s experimental brewing methods including 1 year of bottle aging. Eternal Embers is named for a local “river-crossing” festival wherein an ancient Japanese prince is reunited with his beloved princess. Torches are used to light the way to their joyous once-yearly reunion.
Rhythm of the Centuries
Made using the 17th-century time and labor intensive ‘kimoto’ method and then aged four years in bottle resulting in rich, earthy, and wild aromas and flavors. This brewing method of mixing the yeast starter has been perfected by Toji Yokomichi-san, who knows how to maximize the method. The extensive bottle aging rounds out the edges of the sake’s flavor and creates overall smoothness.