Ukiyo-e (ooh-kee-yoh-eh) is a Japanese woodblock print or painting of famous kabuki actors, beautiful women, travel landscapes and city life from the Edo period. Ukiyo-e is significant in expressing the sensual attributes of Japanese culture from 17th to 19th century. The woodblock print on the label displays the famed kabuki actor, Otani Oniji III, as Yakko Edobei in the play, Koi Nyobo Somewake Tazuna. The play was performed at the Kawarazakiza theater in May 1794. The artist, Toshusai Sharaku, was known for creating visually bold prints that gave a revealing look into the world of kabuki.
Made with rice polished at least 50% and sometimes much more, daiginjo sake has brewers alcohol added for artisanal purposes. An ultra-premium grade sake. Bright, pronounced aroma of strawberry, raspberry, and fresh bouquet. A sensation on the palate layered with flavors of melon, banana, mandarin orange with a soft and round mouthfeel and a lingering finish.