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『二瓶孝夫先生のお墓参り』に2019 Miss SAKE 春田早重が参加して参りました。

Sae Haruta, 2019 Miss SAKE Japan, visited the grave of Mr. Takao Nihei with the brewers who were going to participated in The Joy of SAKE Honolulu.

[English Follows]

皆様、おはようございます。2019 Miss SAKEの春田早重です。8月8日、『Joy of SAKE Honolulu』に参加される蔵元の皆様とともに、二瓶孝夫先生のお墓参りに行って参りました。





今回、Miss SAKEとしてハワイを訪れ、二瓶先生のお墓参りに参加させて頂く大変貴重な機会を頂戴することができ、とても光栄に存じています。




日本酒業界にさまざまな革新をもたらされた二瓶先生に、2019 Miss SAKEとしてご挨拶をさせて頂くことができ、感謝の気持ちでいっぱいです。

今回の経験から、日本酒に関する歴史や新たな知識を深く学ぶことができ、改めてMiss SAKEとしての使命を深く感じることができました。日本酒の魅力を発信する中で、日本酒の歴史を築いてこられた方の想い、そしてその方々への敬意を忘れずに今後も活動して参りたいと存じます。



2019 Miss SAKE 春田早重

[for English Speakers]

Good morning, everyone. I am Sae Haruta, 2019 Miss SAKE Japan.

On August 8th, I visited the grave of Mr. Takao Nihei with the brewers who were going to participated in The Joy of SAKE Honolulu.

Previously, Japanese sake had been brewed in Hawaii at the oldest brewer outside of Japan called “Honolulu SAKE Brewery” which was founded in 1908.

The technology that uses activated carbon for anti-corrosion measures and the most common stainless steel tanks were first introduced by Honolulu Sake Brewery and spread to Japanese breweries in the form of reverse import from Hawaii. The brewery, which brews sake in a winter environment throughout the year, is also based on the idea of making the entire brewery like a refregirator in order to brew sake in a warm Hawaiian climate throughout the year.

It was Honolulu Sake Brewery, not in Japan, that solved the challenge of making high-quality sake in a stable manner and innovated sake brewing. And Mr. Takao Nihei is a man who had worked at this Honolulu Sake Brewery as the chief brewers here and a professional of sake production. The various innovations in sake brewing I mentioned above were also attributed to Mr. Nihei. Even going to a foreign country in this era required considerable courage and preparedness, he created a lot of the technologies necessary for sake brewing in an environment different from Japan, and at the country where there is no sake culture.

I was very honored to have a precious opportunity to visit Hawaii as Miss SAKE and participate in the grave visit of Mr. Nihei. when I arrived at the memorial park, Yoko, Atsuko and Kyoko, who are Mr. Nihei’s daughters, warmly welcomed me and I greeted them. And in front of his grave, we offered sake called Takara-Masamune which had been brewed at Honolulu Sake Brewery.

As 2019 Miss SAKE, I was full of gratitude for visiting the grave of Mr. Nihei who brought various innovations to the sake industry.From this experience, I was able to deeply learn the history and new knowledge about sake, and once again felt the mission of Miss SAKE.

When I spread the charm of sake, I want to continue our activities without forgetting the thoughts of those who have built the history of sake and respect for them. Thank you very much for this wonderful opportunity this time to all the relatives of Mr. Nihei and the breweries who took me there.

Sae Haruta, 2019 Miss SAKE Japan.

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