Recovering with Beloved Local Kesennuma Sake! Tabata Liquors
This is ariTV sommelier Takeru Suzuki.
This time we bring you to Kesennuma, Miyagi, to the Shishiori Recovery Market‘s Tabata Liquors.
There’s a great collection of local brews, and it’s a great stop for locals and Kesennuma visitors alike!
Before the tsunami, Tabata Liquors had a shop on the coast, but it, with much of the community, was wiped out.
Just as they were considering whether to try and reopen, they got an invite to join the Recovery Market.
Now with the other shops they work together to bring their community back.
The label is in a special recovery motif, and can only be purchased right here at this market.
Kesennuma is famous as Japan’s largest shark-catching port, and as a symbol of the city the labels bear an original shark character.
This is a recent product:
‘Shiosai-dā’ (“sea roar cider”)!
Seawater from scenic Kesennuma-Iwaisaki is used in the making of this salty-sweet soft drink.
It’s super refreshing on hot, sweaty summer days!