HIYORI

HIYORI

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For the day you accomplish something.
For the day you have a fine new encounter.
For the day you envision a new dream.

We wish to send you a celebratory and uplifting message
through a product lovingly nurtured by the beams of the sun
and condensed from the riches of the earth.
And to deliver this message to you
in those irreplaceable moments full of hope and delight.

To make that defining day of yours shine yet brighter.

その日が、吉日。HIYORI
Wine hiyori
Grapes cultivated on the sundrenched terrain of Katsunuma, Koshu,
Yamanashi.
Grapes carefully fermented with a loving care and respect
for their Terroir.
Hiyori: the limited craft wine, purely Japan-made.
  • 鳥居平 メルロ
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    Toriibira Merlot
    Welcome to the Toriibira area of Katsunuma, Koshu,
    where good access to sunlight and drainage serve
    to bring us high quality grapes. The Torribira Merlot,
    showered in the blessings of the sun, have been
    fermented with a yeast which brings out their
    pure features.
    Flavor features: a profound, cacao-like scent, a dry taste and a fresh, pleasant astringency which opens up inside your mouth
    Type: dry, medium body
    How to enjoy: with olive oil-inspired cooking, or meat dishes
    Grape: Merlot (Toriibira, Katsunuma)
    Net content: 750ml
    Click here to order*Planned for release in 2020
  • 鳥居平 甲州
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    Toriibira Koshu
    Toriibira is especially renowned even within
    the grape paradise of Katsunuma, Koshu.
    The Koshu grapes here, showered in the blessings
    of the sun, have been fermented with a yeast
    which brings out their pure features.
    Flavor features: the power of the sun pours into Koshu grapes, helping to bring out their vigor and splendor and resulting in a potent, bitter-free taste
    Type: dry, medium body
    How to enjoy: together with Japanese cooking, fish dishes or chicken dishes
    Grape: Koshu (Toriibira, Katsunuma)
    Net content: 750ml
    Click here to order*Planned for release in 2020
  • 鳥居平夏秋 甲州
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    Toriibira Natsuyake Koshu
    Welcome to the Natsuyake area extending over
    the outskirts of Katsunuma, Koshu.
    This product is prepared with the free-run juice
    effortlessly collected from the specially-chosen
    Koshu grapes of this area only.
    Flavor features: pure and light; a fiercely individualistic scent akin to that of a marron glacé, and a dry and potent acidic taste
    Type: dry, medium body
    How to enjoy: together with “kara-age” fried chicken, or with salted nuts or cheese
    Grape: Koshu (Natsuyake, Katsunuma)
    Net content: 750ml
    Click here to order*Planned for release in 2020
  • 勝沼 甲州
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    Katsunuma Koshu
    Ever-reputable Koshu grapes are carefully
    fermented with a yeast which brings out
    their pure features.
    Flavor features: potent, free of bitterness, and feeling slightly more condensed than your standard Koshu
    Type: dry, medium body
    How to enjoy: together with Japanese cooking and fish dishes
    Grape: Koshu (Katsunuma)
    Net content: 750ml
    Click here to order*Planned for release in 2020
  • 勝沼 デラウェア
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    Katsunuma Delaware
    Extremely dark Delaware with 20% sugar
    concentration, fermented with a yeast
    which draws out their rich scent.
    Flavor features: a rich scent reminiscent of a tropical pineapple; while dry, it allows the rich sweetness of the grapes to spread throughout the mouth
    Type: dry, medium-light body
    How to enjoy: as a pre-meal aperitif or simply when wishing to savor natural sweetness
    Grape: Delaware (Osade, Katsunuma)
    Net content: 750ml
    Click here to order*Planned for release in 2020
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Direct from the sun-drenched terrains of Koshu

The Toriibira area
Located on the eastern tip of the Koshu Valley, halfway up a south-facing slope, the Toriibira area enjoys long hours of sunlight, clear day-night temperature differences and an abundance of minerals buried in the soil. It is one of Japan’s foremost areas for grape cultivation.
The Natsuyake area
Situated in the vicinity of the Hikawa River, and well-ventilated enough to feel cool and autumnal even in summer, Natsuyake is highly suitable for grape cultivation.
The Osade area
The Osade area lies on Katsunuma’s north side, on the west-facing slope of a grape hill. Flanked by two rivers, its good drainage qualities make it highly suitable for grape cultivation.
◯ Alcohol is only to be consumed by persons over 20 years of age.
◯ Please note that consumption of alcohol during periods of pregnancy or breastfeeding risks adverse effects on the development of fetuses and infants.
Mixer kizashi
Mixer kizashi
Let us first re-examine the land on which we tread.
Then, let us harness the power of nature
from the ancient past and transmit it to the future.
Meet Kizashi: the premium mixer from Japan bringing
new feelings of delight to the hearts of those
who relish Japanese botanical ingredients.
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Net content: 240ml
Ingredients: high-fructose corn syrup (made in Japan), kabosu citrus extract, yuzu citrus juice, shekwasha citrus extract, salt/carbonic acid, acidulant, phellodendron bark extract (extracted inner Amur cork tree bark).
Patent application pending
Kihada Tonic Water 黄蘗 トニックウォーター
Kizashi “Kihada” Tonic Water is a
refreshing and invigorating brand
of Japanese craft tonic water
which traces its roots to herbal
medicine derived from the citrus
family of Amur cork trees since
the Jomon Period (prior to 300BCE)
in Japan.
Use it as a mixer for your gin and tonic
and experience a new style for the mature
drinker.
You are also free to enjoy it in its
pure form and savor the refreshing
scent and nice swallowing sensation.
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Extracted natural Amur cork tree bark, with no added scents or coloring
Kizashi “Kihada” Tonic Water aims for a natural flavor. As such, it includes no artificial scents, coloring or additives. Our raw material, the citrus family of Amur cork tree, requires around 20 years to fully grow, and is thus a precious botanical material. The trees are felled at the end of the rainy season, in early June to mid-July, when the bark is moistened and softened by humidity, and easily stripped. Subsequently, the yellow inner bark from which the “Kihada” name derives, is separately stripped.
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A Japanese botanical much valued since ancient times
Kihada’s vivid-yellow inner bark contains the alkaloid “berberine”. Due to its antimicrobial properties and bitter taste, Kihada has been valued in Japan since ancient times, proliferated throughout the land by the hands of ascetic Shugendo monks. The healthy limonoid component “limonin”, traces of which are present in Rutaceae in general*, is found in larger quantities in Kihada1) 2).
*According to research led by Hajime Ohigashi, Emeritus Professor, Kyoto University; Emeritus Professor, Fukui Prefectural University
[References]
1)Limonin content in Kihada: 0.1〜1%
For more information↓
Tomoko Kawamura. et al.:Diversity of quality of phellondendron barks from different habitats (2) Content variation of Limonoids
2)Limonin content in citrus juice: <0.003%
For more information↓
Keiso Fukutani. et al.:The contents of bitter substances and their seasonal changes in citrus fruits
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Delivering a healthy “kizashi” to you
Kizashi “Kihada” Tonic Water makes the most of a Japanese botanical with a long history. Through this product, we wish to deliver you a “Kizashi” (omen) for a healthy tomorrow.
*Please note: This product is a soft drink and has no medicinal benefits.

About HIYORI

There are certain discoveries and moving moments derived
from the daily workings of nature that only Japan can deliver.

We are a premium craft liquor brand which seeks to bring our customers those discoveries,
those moving moments, in a new form of delight.

Through our products, which condense both the rays of the sun and the power of nature,
we wish to celebrate and illuminate the people taking that next brave step in their lives.

We also aspire to diffuse a positive,
high-quality drinking culture from Japan to the wider world.

HIYORI

Company
Name
HIYORI Corporation
President Mari Hayasaka
Biography: A graduate of Musashino Art University. Mari also holds a Foundation Diploma from University of the Arts London, Central St Martin’s College. While studying overseas, the upsurge of the craft distilleries at that time kickstarted her fascination with the wines, spirits, cocktails and overall profoundness of western liquor culture. After returning to Japan, she met Eiichi Takano, Chairman of the Tomu Winery in Katsunuma, Koshu, and decided to set up her own winery and craft brand.
Address 2543-3 Katsunuma, Katsunuma-cho, Koshu City, Yamanashi
Zip code: 409-1316
https://hiyori-corp.com
Access (By car) At the Chuo Expressway Katsunuma Interchange, please head onto the Katsunuma Bypass in the direction of Kofu before turning right at the Shimo-Iwasaki Crossroads (the second set of traffic signals). Go over Budo Bashi bridge, turn right again, and you will find us 300 meters further down the road.

(By train) We are a 7-minute taxi ride from Katsunuma Budokyo Station and a 10-minute taxi ride from Enzan Station (some express trains stop at this station), both on the Chuo Main Line.