Hiroshima Umeshu Festival 2012

Celebrating plum wine from across the country

By Emmie Tsumura   Oct 11, 2012 - 1 min read

The Hiroshima Umeshu Festival was held at the beginning of October 2012, celebrating the plum wine-making tradition in Japan. The festival showcases plum wines from all across the country, competing in three main categories: Sake, Sho-chu, and Brandy-based Umeshu. There is also another category for specialty fruit wines and other liqueurs. For just 1500 yen, or 1000 yen in advance, it's a four-hour, all-you-can-drink event where participants can indulge in more than 100 different kinds of plum wine. Much like the craft beer festival, this is an exciting, fun event that promises to get bigger and bigger every year.

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Emmie Tsumura

Emmie Tsumura @Emmie Tsumura

Living and working in downtown Hiroshima for the past seven years. When I'm not writing or teaching, I'm taking photos or foodspotting. My travel style: I like the night - I like the day. I try and hit all the big sightseeing spots, but making a connection and learning about the people is the most important thing for me. I tend towards things slightly off the beaten path, and will travel for food. My life in Hiroshima has been one serendipitous moment after another. Cheers and hope you have a great time in Japan!