Japanese Artist Puts His Unique Touch On A Sake Brand
These sake bottles will feature distinctive contemporary art designs
NEXT5, a collective of sake brewers based in Japan’s Akita prefecture, has teamed up with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and his studio Kaikai Kiki to launch a line of Japanese sake featuring Murakami’s famous contemporary art on its bottles.
The line will be sold at Murakami’s bar, Bar Zingaro, as well as at other stores throughout Japan, and will be bottled in the classic Takashi Murakami floral motif. The first run of the group’s junmai daiginjo sake will consist of 5,000 bottles priced at 3,500 yen each, or about $34. A more “exclusive” batch of just 150 bottles will be sold in ceramic bottles, according to Spoon & Tamago.