Akihabara Fair Combines Sake with Moe Girls (and Boys)
posted on by Eric Stimson
On September 27, Belle Salle Akihabara in Tokyo will host the Moeshu Summit × Sake Matsuri 2015, which celebrates moeshu — sake with moe character branding. The fair will exhibit sake from regions all over Japan and let visitors taste it for free. Visitors will also be able to buy the sake in addition to assorted moe character merchandise.
Shizuoka's Hello!! Suzuki Saketen
Introducing their newest character: Black Warrior Princess Shizuka-sama
Ultimate Nipako, drawn by Kantai Collection artist Ugume
Saitama Prefecture's Wine Shop Sawaya's offerings cater to zombies.
Kagoshima's Den'en Shuzō presents this shōchū (a barley-based liquor) based on the recent period drama Rokugatsudō no Sanshimai (which was set in Kagoshima).
Aomori Prefecture's Ichihime apple cider
Nagano Prefecture's Inoue Saketen collaborates with the local Izumi company to sell an umeshu (plum wine) with a mascot (Izumi Matsumoto) that's also selling Izumi razors.
Hokkaido's Hokuto city is promoting its Nonbei sake with its unique mascot, Zūshī Hokkī, who claims to be "0% moe."
Female characters are not the only ones represented. Tomu will have Tōken Ranbu-branded umeshu.
Nagano Prefecture's Araiya presents Yukimura
Entry to the fair is free, but visitors must buy a cup at the reception and be over 20 years old.