About GINSEI – the “brand” of sake in Hidaka, Hokkaido
Hidaka Erimo in Hokkaido, the famous habitat of sake.
– “sake” is wild salmon
Sea area around Erimo cape, in Hidaka Erimo, Hokkaido is rich in marine resource as unique location where the Black current and the Kurile current flow into each other.
The sea is also a reef area that known as good fishery. Wide variety of sake migrates nearby, and the sea area is called “Sake road”.
Especially Akisake (wild chum salmon) fished in offshore Erimo is highly evaluated its large size and its fine taste out of sake from Hokkaido.
“GINKE” sake – the best condition of Akisake for its taste
“GINKE” we call is sake with beautiful silvery body, particularly in the condition of Akisake which keeps plenty of nutrition for coming into lay. Its rich texture and the taste are appraised by fishery Industry as well. Offshore Hidaka sea is the area quite number of “GINKE” migrate.
“GINSEI（銀聖）” – a brand of sake in Hidaka, the king of GINKE
GINKE sake meets the restricted standards will only be certificated as “GINSEI”, a brand of sake in Hidaka.
Main standards are below:
・GINKE caught in the offshore Hidaka district, Hokkaido
・GINKE，kept under strict control in freshness
・The weight has to be minimum 3.5kg and over (before processing)
・Among GINKE sake, especially with surpassing beautiful silvery body
GINKE to be “GINSEI” is picked out by chief fishermen with their experiences.
GINKE reaching those standards is only 5～6% out of sake fished in whole Hidaka area.
Furthermore, traders with recognition and selected by Hidaka fixed-net shore fishing association are the only ones who allowed to sell GINKE as a brand of sake in Hidaka, “GINSEI”.
We, Maruden corporation are not only chief fishermen but also registered trader with the special allowance.
<Proof of GINSEI,the brand of Hidaka>
To restrict dealings of “GINSEI” ID number will be given to GINSEI for each. This ID number and a dealer’s ID are printed on a special sticker, as a proof of “GINSEI”. On the sticker of GINSEI we are selling, there is our original ID,「MD」number stamped.