Karuizawa Symbols of Japan

We have identified the magic symbols of Japanese culture and grasped them in a unique series of whisky Karuizawa.

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    Karuizawa Symbols of Japan

    These two editions of Symbols of Japan are dedicated to two important for Japanese people symbols of the Land of Rising Sun. The first of them is Torii – a traditional Japanese gate which marks the transition from the mundane to the sacred. The second is Kiyomizu-dera – a Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto, the part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Distillery: Karuizawa
    Type: Japanese Single Malt Whisky
    Single Cask
    Distilled: 1981
    ABV: 60,8% VOL
    Number of bottles: 2 x 30

    Packaging: WS Heavy bottle made of glass of high purity and designed by Wealth Solutions creative team, box designed specially for this project and made of oak wood.

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  3. About Karuizawa

    About Karuizawa

  4. This whisky comes from a legendary, closed, Japanese distillery. Karuizawa used to produce whisky on a small scale and was rather focused on the domestic market. This continued from its establishment in 1955 until 2000 when the production was ceased. Although whisky is no longer produced, there have still been some casks left, however every year the number decreases. Unfortunately for the distillery, it gained world recognition only after it was closed. As Karuizawa is no longer licensed to produce alcoholic beverages and the distillery building has a new owner, there will be no new casks on the market and no one knows when the last whisky will be bottled.

  5. Kiyomizu-dera


    Symbols of Japan

    Kiyomizu-dera is a Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto. The temple is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage site. The temple was founded in 778 by Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, and its present buildings were constructed in 1633, ordered by the Tokugawa Iemitsu. There is not a single nail used in the entire structure. It takes its name from the waterfall within the complex, which runs off the nearby hills. Kiyomizu means clear water, or pure water.

  6. Torii


    Symbols of Japan

    A torii is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the mundane to the sacred. The presence of a torii at the entrance is usually the simplest way to identify Shinto shrines, and a small torii icon represents them on Japanese road maps. The first appearance of Torii gates in Japan can be reliably pinpointed to at least the mid-Heian period because they are mentioned in a text written in 922. The oldest existing stone torii was built in the 12th century and belongs to a Hachiman Shrine in Yamagata prefecture. The oldest existing wooden torii is a ryōbu torii at Kubō Hachiman Shrine in Yamanashi prefecture built in 1535.

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