Origin of the name Thikará

In Japanese Thikará means strength, power, energy and vigor. According to Eastern belief, the Koi, also called carp, had as its goal to reach the source of the Yellow River, or Huang Ho. The trip occurs in the spawning period. Besides swimming a lot, they had to overcome waterfalls to reach the Jishinhan Mountain. It is believed that the carps that complete the long journey and pass through the Portal of the Dragon, or waterfall of Longman Falls, transform themselves into dragons. When we create Sake Thikará we achieve the objective of producing a quality sake. Our symbol demonstrates our strength and pursuit of excellence, flavor and tradition.

A Toast to Your Journey
The mythological origin of Sake

The origin of the sake is mystical. In Eastern mythology, it is said that until the 8th century the rice used for making sake was chewed by women and then spat in wooden tubs where the enzymes of the saliva transformed the starch in the sugar necessary for the fermentation. This process was restricted to virgins, because it was believed that the sake came only from the pure women, the representative of the gods on earth.