New “Awamori Queens” selected


On March 1 at Loisir Hotel Naha in Naha City, Miyu Oshiro (from right), Mako Yonaha, and Ayumi Tokashiki were selected as the 30th Awamori Queens.

March 2, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo

On March 1 at the Loisir Hotel Naha in Naha City, the 2015 30th Awamori Queen Pageant was held. Miyu Oshiro from Chatan town, and Mako Yonaha and Ayumi Tokashiki from Naha City were selected as new queens. President Misako Tamanaha of the Prefectural Sake Brewers Association granted them certificates, a 100,000 yen prize, and nine liters of three-year-old sake.

Starting in April,the three queens will promote Awamori and promote the alcoholic beverage at public events to be held in and outside of Okinawa. They will hold their titles for a year.

New Queens, Oshiro, Yonaha, and Tokashiki spoke about their goals. They said that they would like to work hard to promote awamori in Okinawa, the main island of Japan, and the world. The new queens added that they would like to meet the expectations of the people who selected them.

Thirty-one people applied to be in the pageant.

(English translation by T&CT and Megumi Chibana)

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