Judging Results

2002 U.S. National Sake Appraisal
Summary and Results

Date: September 23, 2002
Place: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Participating Judges

Masatoshi Omichi Japan
Norihiko Umeda Japan
Akinori Takada Japan
Hitoshi Utsunomiya Japan
Patricia Unterman U.S.A.
Chris Johnson U.S.A.
Darryl Corti U.S.A.
Toshihiko Koseki Japan
Philip Harper U.K.
Yoko Haar U.S.A.

Daiginjo A Polishing ratio 40% or less

Gold Award | Silver Award

Brewery Label Prefecture Award
Daishichi Shuzo Minowamon Fukushima
Dewazakura Shuzo Dewazakura Daiginjo Yamagata
Hokusetsu Shuzo Hokusetsu YK35 Niigata
Kamotsuru Shuzo Soukaku Hiroshima
Kodama Jozo Taiheizan Tenkou Akita
Yamagata Honten Morikou Yamaguchi
Miyasaka Jozo Masumi Yumedono Nagano
Suehiro Shuzo Gensai Fukushima

Daiginjo B Polishing ratio 50% or less

Brewery Label Prefecture Award
Miyasaka Jozo Masumi Junmai Daiginjo Sanka Nagano
Uchigasaki Shuzo Hoyo Kuranohana Miyagi
Akitahomare Shuzo Akitahomare Junmai Daiginjo Akita
Hachinohe Shuzo Mutsuhassen Junmai Daiginjo Aomori
Koikawa Shuzo Junmai Daiginjo KOIKAWA Yamagata
Sawanotsuru Zuicho Hyogo

Ginjo

Brewery Label Prefecture Award
Daishichi Shuzo Kaiden Fukushima
Dewazakura Shuzo Dewazakura Dewasansan Yamagata
Dewazakura Shuzo Dewazakura Oka Yamagata
Imada Shuzo Suigetsu Hiroshima
Ishimoto Shuzo Koshi no Kanbai Tokusen Niigata
Suwa Shuzo Suwaizumi  Mantensei Junmai Ginjo Tottori
Ishimoto Shuzo Koshi no Kanbai Kinmuku Niigata
Masuda Tokube Shoten Tsukinokatsura Yanagi Kyoto
Nanbubijin Nanbubijin Ginginga Junmai Ginjo Iwate
Ozeki Sake (USA) Inc. Ozeki Sake Ginjo Premier CA, USA
Takenotsuyu Hakurosuishu Junmai Ginjo Yamagata
Tamanohikari Shuzo Tamanohikari Junmai Ginjo Tokusen Kyoto

Junmai

Brewery Label Prefecture Award
Akitahomare Shuzo Akitahomare Tokubetsu Junmai Akita
Ichinokura Ichinokura Yushutsuyo Junmai Miyagi
Ippongikubo Honten Ippongi Yamahai Fukui
Kayashima Shuzo Nishinoseki Tezukuri Junmai Oita
Miyasaka Jozo Masumi Okuden Kanzukuri Nagano
Nishiyama Shuzojo Koden Kotsuzumi Hyogo
Okunomatsu Shuzo Okunomatsu Tokubetsu Junmai  Fukushima
Otokoyama Otokoyama Yushutu Junmai Hokkaido
Ozeki Sake (USA) Inc. Ozeki Sake CA, USA
Sakai Shuzo Gokyo Yamaguchi
Takenotsuyu Junmai Hatsushibori Yukihonoka Yamagata
Tohoku Meijo Hatsumago Junmai Yamagata
Bishonen Shuzo Seishu Bishonen America Muke Kumamoto
Bungo Meijo  Bungo Meijo Kakujo Oita
Ippongikubo Honten Denshin Fukui
Ishimoto Shuzo Koshi no Kanbai Muku Niigata
Kaba Shuzojo Shiramayumi Hidaemon Gifu
Sawanotsuru Tokusen Yamadanishikinosato Jitsuraku Hyogo
Tenzan Shuzo Jizake Tenzan Saga
Yoshino Shuzo Yoshino Koshigoi Chiba

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