The Tsukinowa is a micro brewery of the Iwate Prefecture. It is an innovative brewery that responds to the changing taste of the patrons. It offers patrons drinks such as Tsukinowa, Yoi-no-tsuki and Tsukinowa Kinen. The Tsukinowa sake is known by the English name of ‘Moon Ring’. The Mochiko or ‘Rice Baby’ is not made with conventional sake rice but with mochi rice which is usually used to make rice cakes. The drink has a sweet aroma that is quite pleasant. The first sip reveals a rather unique taste that suggests steamed rice, ginger and pickled cucumber. The drink is slightly acidic.