Maneki Wanko – Lucky Dog
While an unusual format in the US the sake pack is very common in Japan, a lightweight and portable way to enjoy sake under cherry blossoms in a park, for a riverside picnic or while reading the paper on a train ride home from work.
The name Maneki Wanko is a play on the well known Maneki Neko or “Lucky Cats”. (Maneki=Beckoning/Welcoming, Wan=Bark, Ko=Cute suffix)
Made in Nada in Hyogo, famed for Miyamizu, an excellent mineral rich water source perfect for sake making. Hyogo sake is known for balance and this is no exception: soft and light, creamy and smooth, not overly sweet or dry, plenty of flavor and character.