Make Summer Cool! An Akita Dog Wearing Sunglasses on a Sake Label

Enjoy the summer with a stylish Akita dog!  The brewery Fukunotomo Shuzou (President: Ichiboshi Masahiko), located in Jinguji, Daisen City, recently released Natsu Jungin, a premium Japanese sake with eye-catching labels.  This Junmai-ginjo type sake has a refreshing aroma and full-bodied umami flavor.  An illustration of an Akita dog wearing sunglasses with a big smile adorns the label.  This is a limited product available until the end of August. 

This sake is a new product in the Akita dog label series that the company launched in 2018.  When commenting on why the company chose an Akita dog, they said that Masaru, the Akita dog given to Russian figure skater Alina Zagitova, was born in Daisen City.  Therefore, an Akita dog seemed a perfect representation of Daisen.

This year’s summer label has a catchy image with two designs for the sunglasses frame.  One label has a blue frame (720ml – 1,495 yen including tax), and the other a red frame (1800 ml – 2,980 yen including tax).  Both blue and red labels can be purchased at the brewery, liquor stores, and online shops.

A company representative commented, “In the hot summer days, we recommend drinking it on the rocks or thoroughly chilled.  Savoring it with seasonal summer vegetables is even better.”

For inquiries, please contact Fukunotomo Shuzou TEL: 0187-72-4141

>Where Dogs Connect Akita and the World

Where Dogs Connect Akita and the World

Akita Inu (dogs), with their fluffy coat, round eyes, and an adorable tail that curls up, are now famous worldwide. Akita dogs have a strong body and are best known for their loyal personality. The number of Akita dogs raised overseas continues to increase. In Akita Prefecture, the Akita dog's birthplace, there is an active movement to utilize them for tourism promotion. Akita Sakigake Shimpo, entitled "Akitainu News," will circulate various domestic and international information about Akita dogs. The goal is to connect the world and Akita through Akita dogs.