Tsunan Sake Brewery Participates in ZebraHood 2024

Tsunan Brewery Co., Ltd. participated in the Marche & Showcase (Experience/Feel) at ZebraHood 2024, held in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo, on June 21, 2024.

Tsunan Sake Brewery Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tsunan Town, Nakauonuma District, Niigata Prefecture, Representative Director: Kengo Suzuki) participated in the Marche & Showcase (Experience/Feel) at ZebraHood 2024, held in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo, on June 21, 2024. At the booth, we offered tastings of our newly released “GO GRANDCLASS Uonuma Koshihikari Edition” sake, launched on June 18, 2024, and provided explanations about its development background.

About ZebraHood 2024

ZebraHood 2024 is an event that promotes new business models and a sustainable economy, gathering numerous companies, startups, and experts from both Japan and abroad. This event serves as a valuable opportunity for next-generation leaders and innovators to network and build partnerships, and Tsunan Brewery made significant strides in networking and partnership-building.

What is a Zebra Company?

The concept of a Zebra Company emerged in 2016 on the West Coast of the United States as a reaction against the excessive expectations and resource concentration on unicorn companies. According to Zebra & Company, the characteristics of Zebra-like entrepreneurs and companies include:

  1. Aiming to realize a better society through business growth.
  2. Combining diverse resources such as time, creativity, and community.
  3. Adopting long-term and inclusive management policies.
  4. Sharing a vision that aligns with actions.

Tsunan Sake Brewery’s Booth Content

At our booth, Tsunan Sake Brewery offered tastings of our sake, “GO GRANDCLASS Uonuma Koshihikari Edition,” made using Koshihikari rice produced locally in Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture. We also explained the background and taste of the sake. Additionally, we provided information about our online sales site, and some visitors made purchases on the spot.

津南醸造は、ゼブラ企業とその周りのエコシステムを集めたゼブラフェス ZebraHood 2024に参加しました

Product Introduction WEB Site
Sales WEB site

Presentation at the Talk Session

Kengo Suzuki, the representative of Tsunan Sake Brewery, participated as a panelist in the session “Eating: What We Can Do Now for Deliciousness in the Future,” held from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at Kitazawa Town Hall. The discussion focused on the current approaches to food based on the background of each speaker and the envisioned future of food. Suzuki spoke about how sake has expanded the usability of rice and contributed to the formation of food culture, with increasing demand overseas. The overall discussion included predictions about a future where technological innovations might eliminate the need for eating as a means of nutrient supply, yet the importance of eating as part of human identity and food culture would still be respected.

Future Prospects

Through participation in ZebraHood 2024, Tsunan Sake Brewery has connected with many new customers. We will continue to actively participate in such events to broadly convey the charm of Tsunan’s sake. Additionally, we aim to enhance our online information dissemination and promote activities to recognize the potential of sake among a larger audience.

About Tsunan Sake Brewery Co., Ltd.

Tsunan Sake Brewery Co., Ltd. is a sake brewery located in Akinari, Tsunan Town, Nakauonuma District, Niigata Prefecture. Known for its heavy snowfall, this region uses natural spring water from 2,000-meter-high mountains for sake production. Utilizing local specialty sake rice “Gohyakumangoku,” the brewery engages in sake brewing in harmony with nature under the brand concept “Brew for Future – Brewing a Coexisting Future.” Since 2023, with a new management structure, the brewery aims to create new value by integrating the brewery with science and expanding overseas.