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Let’s go to Shochu maker festival (in Kagoshima)

Hi Guys World wide is so heavy situation because of covid-19 but i hope from next year, we can travel all over the world .

So this time i want to introduce Kagoshima shochu maker festival.

Maybe this year they can not do festival but i want  you guys to visit next year so I’ll introduce!!

Kagoshima shochu maker festival

This picture is from Satsuma-syuzo home page below


Satsuma-syuzo is famous shochu maker in Kagoshima and their signature shochu is ‘Shiranami’ 白波 .

Shiranami made Japanese shochu boom around 1970 .

Normally around the last of Oct or first of Nov Sunday they do ‘新酒まつり’New-Shochu-festival!

There are so many local people enjoying shochu festival .

What the big point for us is ‘Free shochu’ ! You can drink their new shochu unlimited !!

But please do not think ‘free = Cheap’.

There is the point from this shochu maker.

Early Aug – the last of Dec Japan can hervest fresh swee potato and shochu maker will make shochu by those fresh sweet potato.(That means normally we use not frozen sweet potato)

Then shochu maker will serve ‘This year new shochu = 新酒(新焼酎)’ for us!

The meaning is ‘thank you for drinking our shochu last year and because of producer , people ….every people we could make shochu on this year ,too’!!    Great thanks from us (maker)!!!

What a amazing thinking ! I really loves their style !!

We can feel their hospitality by………………………………

Shochu maker stuff and families makes local food (さつまあげ is Kagoshima local fish cake ) and serve so good price (around 2-3 $)

Why this price??

This is not for their business , this is their Customer appreciation!

The another good point is ‘Collaboration ‘

In collaboration with a local fishery high school, they offer ramen made by a fishery high school in the festival.

I am very impressed by the way they love, live with, and enjoy the local community.’

Also we can enjoy how to make shochu at their making place . Maker will tell you how to make shochu !

After understainging about their making way and drink……………………this is Happy time!!!!

They has shochu bar place we can enjoy without new shochu with bartender !!

They do Bingo game ! If you can be the 1st , you can get ‘1 year shochu for you ’!!!

After festival you can get your 1 year shochu at your apartment , so amazing !!

It is so fan Bingo !

Actually 1 year shochu for you is about………………………………..

More than 30 bottles of shochu !! Bottles are 1800 ml size!!!!!!

I really love their festival , i took my BAR customers to there and they said ‘amazing , I can see that shochu maker coexist with the community.’ !!

Please come to shochu maker festival !! Let’s enjoy our local festival with local ppl! That is your ‘GLOCAL’!!

Vibes point

This time I pick up Satsuma-syuzo shochu maker festival . But there are more than 100 shochu makers in Kagoshima prefecture.

And so many shochu maker will do festival around Oct – Nov .

If you want to visit some of festival , please email to Glocal BAR Vibes owner .

We can seek and reply English .

Satsuma-syuzo and some of shochu maker festival , sometimes we can hervest sweet potato at field that is really fun time too!

This year 2020 , it looks hard for shochu maker to do festival but hope my readers will remember this article and drink shochu. Let’s enjoy the festival when we calm down!


Glocal BAR Vibes / Nori