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Hyotan kara Mizu
Delicious Water in Cute Gourd-shaped Bottles
Date:27, Nov, 2012
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Listening to gourds, what do you think of? Is it an emblem of Osaka or some insignia of old military commander, Hasiba Hideyoshi? Some might think of a weapon the famous monsters Kinkaku and Ginkaku have in an old story Journey to the West. However, they had originally used it for storing water or sake.


Hyotan kara Mizu

Ca: 33.8 mg
Mg: 1.2 mg
K: 0.5 mg
Na: 2.4 mg
Hardness: 89.5
pH: 8.2
Filtered but Unheated
  Volume: 350 g
Price: Open




We are taking up a kind of Japanese mineral water in a gourd-shaped bottle, Hyotan kara Mizu, meaning water from some gourd in Japanese. From 2004 on, Kinki Partners has launched it. Needless to say, the name was taken from a Japanese proverb Hyotan kara Koma meaning unexpected things sometimes go on.

The water is from Tenkawa-mura, Yoshino-gun, Nara, well-known as karst topography. They have the largest limestone cavern in the Kansai region there and sample the water called Gorogoro-sui. Water flows in the limestone cave, sounding Gorogoro. And then, they say it has been called so for a long time.

Limestone caverns include abundant calcium. You must see it is included more than other minerals when you check our composition table. Its hardness is 89.5 and it is soft water. Then, it is very easy to drink.

Ministry of the Environment, they set it in the list of the Best 100 of Water in Japan. So no need to worry about its taste and quality. Over 40 patterns on the gourd, they have. Not only as a sort of delicious mineral water, should it be recommended also as a cute small article.



Kinki Partners Co., Ltd.
 Address: 2250-3 Narazaka-cho, Nara-shi, Nara
 TEL: +81-742-26-3721
 Official Site: Kinki Partners Co., Ltd. (Japanese)






 

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