Wakatakeya's Tanabata Festival was held in Wakatakeya brewery, Tanushimaru on July 9. The festival is held every year. When you take a chartered bus from Tenjin or Hakata, it costs 4500 yen. When you go to the brewery by yourself, it costs only 2500 yen (The fees include a participation fee and a grass of sake). You can learn a lot about the brewery and Tanushimaru in the bus. After arriving the brewery, you can try various kinds of sake brewed there for free.
Genrokugura, a liqueur shop in the brewery
Before starting the party, I looked around the brewery. I enjoyed a lot seeing various facilities such as tanks, labels to be attached and fune (instrument for squeezing sake).
Labels to be attached
The party was held at the inside of the brewery. There were various kinds of food stall from famous restaurants in Fukuoka such as Okinawan restauran "Hanahana" and sea food restaurant "Isagiyoshi". We also enjoyed sake cocktail made from Genroku-no-sake produced by the brewery. We further enjoyed water used in the brewery. We usually cannot get the water. The party started with the performance by Sanshin Robins. The band plays Okinawan music. Okinawan music goes well with sake!!!
I'm Daisuke ITO. I am an interpreter and translator living in Fukuoka. I like sake and an eating tour very much. I'll let you know all about Fukuoka's sake. I hope that you enjoy my blog!