Bringing Japanese Sake To The World
Japanese sake is becoming increasingly popular throughout the world, and for good reason. It's complex, easy to like, fits superbly well to food, and is incredibly delicious.
Unfortunately, much of the sake that is available internationally is the same everywhere. Two German sake enthusiasts and two Japanese sake experts have decided to change this.
At Kurashu we offer some of Japan's best and most unique sakes, shipped directly from Japan to your home country. Thus you are able to obtain sakes not available elsewhere and fresher and more direct than anywhere else.
Combining Japanese And Western Expertise
Kurashu is the combination between two Japanese sake experts that also run a domestic Japanese sake webshop (https://sakurasaketen.com/) and two German sake enthusiasts who have made it their mission to make sake more accessible worldwide.
That means not only providing an easy way to order sake online, but also to categorize sake in a way that is understandable and clear for non-Japanese speakers.
If you don't know what kind of sake you are looking for, for example, why not take our quiz?
Our First goal
Matching People To Sake
Our sake quiz and the associated algorithm are like a personalized guide. It analyzes our customers’ tastes and recommends the general direction that their sake taste goes in. This direction is then refined further as a customer reviews their purchases.
Important to note is that while every user gets assigned to one of 7 categories, the recommended sakes are unique to them and might be from different categories. This is because we rank each sake on 13 parameters and your own taste preferences might include factors that span across these categories.
If you’re ready to find your own sake taste profile then why not take the quiz right now?
our second goal
Showcase authentic breweries from around Japan
Of course, the big brands of sake are good. And Dassai has shown the world that it’s possible to be immensely successful in a shrinking industry. But just as most people would shudder at drinking the same wine for the rest of their lives, so should they shudder at the thought of drinking the same sake forever on.
So we decided that with Kurashu we will only work with authentic and unique breweries from around Japan. Not only are these breweries often difficult to find outside of their hometown, but they also usually make the most interesting sake, and have the most interesting stories.
From the brewery in Nara which focuses on an ancient way of making their fermentation starter to one in Chiba making high-acidity sakes reminiscent of wine, we feel that these breweries best showcase the current state of sake making.