Tamagawa Shizuku series

Tamagawa Shizuku series


Tamagawa Shizuku series2

Tamagawa Shizuku series3

Tears from Heaven

Normal sake is pressed, but shizuku is free-run sake, requiring extra labour for lower yields. The fermenting mash is poured into long cylindrical bags, which are then strung up. The precious sake that drips from the bags under its own weight without any application of pressure is known as shizuku (literally, droplets). Little sake is produced in this style, and much of that is destined for trade contests and never reaches the market.

At Tamagawa, we make shizuku editions of each of our daiginjo class products. They are stored in 18l glass bottles at sub-zero temperatures until autumn, then passed on to valued customers. Our extra pains create special editions of additional clarity and purity of flavour.

Class Daiginjo/Junmai Daiginjo (unfiltered, unpressed, undiluted)
Shipped in limited quantities once a year
Export -
Ingredients Rice, rice koji (Junmai Daiginjo and Jewel Dragon versions); rice, rice koji, brewer's alcohol (Daiginjo versions)
Rice Yamada Nishiki (Hyogo Prefecture)
polishing ratio
50% (Daiginjo, Jewel Dragon versions), 40% (Junmai Daiginjo version)
Alcohol 16-17.9% (Jewel Dragon, Junmai Daiginjo); 16-18.9% (Daiginjo)

Serving recommendation

On the rocks Chilled Room temp Slightly warmed Hot

Sizes and prices

Junmai Daiginjo, Jewel Dragon

Sizes Prices
1.8L (paulownia wood box) 11,340 yen
1.8L (gift box) 9,720 yen
1.8L (no box) 9,180 yen
720ml (paulownia wood box) 6,210 yen
720ml (gift box) 4,914 yen
720ml (no box) 4,590 yen


Sizes Prices
1.8L (gift box) 7,020 yen
1.8L (no box) 6,480 yen
720ml (gift box) 3,510 yen
720ml (no box) 3,240 yen