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SETO SHUZOU Honjozoshu Shiragiku
Volume Retail Price
1,800ml 2,090 yen


Quality Characteristic
Alcohol Content
14 degree
SMV(Sake meters value)
Amino Acid
Raw Material rice
Rice Polishing rate
Kyoukai 7
Brewing methods
3 step Preparation
Sake Lee Rate
Raw Sake Alcohol
Sake Conversion Rate
281.9 L/T

Has been very popular as Azumacho. Used to be two Azumacho sakes - the best quality sake Azumacho and the first class sake Azumacho. No second class sake Azumacho was available. The second class Azumacho, having been shipped as the brand name of Shiragiku from old days, is still loved as Honjozo-shu which is refreshing on the throat.

Difference of Sake conversion rates between Azumacho’s average rates for the past 10 years and the national average rates

* National average value: Excerpt from Sake manufacturing chart in 2013 (Quick estimate)
Product Name Category Sake Lees rate(%) SCR Raw Sake Alcohol RSMV
National Average Honjozoshu 28.7 369 19.7 +3.4
Shiragiku Honjozoshu 45.0 281.9 18.4 -11.0

What’s sake lee rate?

It means that the ratio of the weight of sake lees to rice. For example, 30% of sake lees rate means 100kg of rice turn into 30kgs of sake lees and 70kgs of sake. This shows that the higher the sake lees rate, the more excellent the sake becomes.

What is SCR, Sake conversion rate (raw materials availability)?

It means acquisition amount of pure alcohol per polished rice 1t. Generally, high quality sake like ginjo-shu is said to have low sake conversion rate.

RSMV: Raw Sake Meter Value