Takashi Murakami is a well-known Japanese creative popularized by his sunflower cartoon characters and his collaborations with artists such as Kanye West, and now the talent has added libation to his list of expertise with a sake blend. The collaboration is a partnership with the beverage brand Next Five that utilizes kimoto yeast to create an authentic-style sake. Murakami's own designs decorate the bottle with his floral anime characters coupled with minimalistic metallic shades.
The sake bottle is a limited edition item, containing an authentic blend of fermented kimoto yeast to create a rich and potent beverage. The bottles are available in a variety of styles from traditional ceramic pots to wine-style vials. Each is decorated with a playful array of Murakami's flower characters collaged together and paired with gold, white and royal blue colorways.