Hana Ichie Sake
by Theresa Christine Johnson on 03/23/2016 | 2 Minute Read
You’ll only find Hana Ichie (????) Sake sold at the Hokkaido bar chain. Made from rice and rice malt, it has fruity flavor and rich aroma. Ana Popova designed the sake to be sold as a stylish option, almost as if someone were sitting down for a relaxing glass of wine.
Hana Ichie certainly implies what delicate flavors the sake has. Instead of going with what sake traditionally looks like, Popova has given sake a new look entirely—that of an elegant wine bottle. Instead of covering it in Japanese motifs, a simple red dot in between the brand name represents the country’s flag. The label avoids overwhelming the consumer, and instead small details, like repetitive waving lines in the background, add texture and depth to the sake.
Designed by: Ana Popova