Born in September in Kobe, Japan. Character: Big brother, tough guy, Latino rhythm I Respect: Kenji Shimomura (Dad) and Tokuzo Takahashi (Sensei) Sake Story: The first time I was exposed to sake was when I was about 10 years old (ooops) but this was the sake we bought for my Kendo Club Sensei as a gift. The bottle was Kenbishi, the reason why I chose was there was a kanji meaning sword involved and thought the name was cool. Quote in Heart: Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
If Tomorrow Is the Last Day: I would eat My wife’s home made Washoku.
Origin: Born in July in Honolulu Hawaii. Passion: Judo Character: Younger brother, easy going, soft type I Respect: Fred Murphy (Principle of Mililani High School, Band Director) Sake Story: Story: My first encounter to sake was when I was 21! Had too much to drink on my 21st birthday which is my first alcohol. Good boy waited (haha). The first sake I had was Tama No Hikari Frozen. Quote in Heart: Eh! No worry beef curry If Tomorrow Is the Last Day: I would eat Strawberry
Origin: Born in November in Ontario, Oregon. Passion: Judo, Hockey, Baseball Character: Traditional Japanese boy with warm American heart I Respect: Jim Uyekawa (My uncle, real Judoka) Sake Story: The first sake ever I tried sake was at a wedding for my judo sensei back in my Ontario time. I believe I was about 14 years old. It was Ozeki, it's pretty much the only sake we could get there at the time. But I still remember that vividly… I hope to expand our mission to Oregon, after CA and NY! Quote in Heart: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the "present." - Master Oogway in Kung Fu Panda. hahaha. If Tomorrow Is the Last Day: I would eat My mom's meatloaf.
Origin: Born in August in Hokkaido, Japan Passion: Judo and also just spending time with family and friends Character: I'm tall but I'm afraid of heights. I Respect: Harumi Takahashi (my wife) Sake : When I was a university student, I was forced to drink a lot of sake by my older judo friends, and I had really hated sake since then. About 15 years later, Blue came to my judo dojo, and he gave me Shichida. At that moment, I was thinking to myself, "OMG! I don't wanna drink this...," but when I tasted it, I was blown away by the great flavor and smoothness; it changed my impression of sake 180 degrees. That's the moment Blue got me into sake. Quote in Heart: If only the mind is purified completely, there will be nothing but delight in everything. If Tomorrow Is the Last Day: Watch my children playing around in the living room while drinking sake on the couch with my wife. I find that little things like this on a normal day gives me the most joy.
Sakeman's undercover agent / publicist
Power Rangers crossed with Judo Athletes, Sakeman (plural) are certified black belts, wearing Lucha Libre inspired face masks with the power of sake knowledge. Sakeman is a group of highly disciplined athletes who aim to spread the peace and love of Sake through their own way of educational campaign… and we warn you it is not like others… The project Sakeman was originally established by the big brother, Sakeman Blue with the passion to create something new, something catchy for the young sake drinking crowd. Now the team has expanded to 4 members; Blue, Green, Red, and White. Stay tuned for our awesome sake events and classes!